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How do I get a COVID-19 test?
If You Test Positive If you test positive for COVID-19, please tell your PRIMARY healthcare provider about your test result, if you went ELSEWHERE to be tested, so that they can help you get the right treatment.
Who Should I Notify? The FIRST STEP is to figure out the time period during which you could have exposed others so you can notify anyone with whom you had close contact during that time. This helps limit the spread of disease.
Fill out the NYS Contact Tracing Tool to help you identify contacts. IF YOU HAVE COVID-19 SYMPTOMS – you were able to spread COVID-19 starting TWO DAYS BEFORE your first symptoms started.
Notify the people you had close contact with during this time. IF YOU HAVE NOT HAD SYMPTOMS – you were able to spread the disease starting TWO DAYS before your COVID-19 test was taken. Notify the people you had close contact with during this time.
If you have symptoms, or if you think you were exposed: call your primary care doctor and follow their recommendations.
If you do not have symptoms, or if you do not have a primary care doctor go to https://coronavirus.health.ny.gov/covid-19-testing
Important cost information from the New York State website:
All individuals 12 years of age and older that reside in the United States are eligible to receive the vaccine.
Saratoga County Public Health Services COVID-19 Hotline 518-885-2276. Monday-Friday, 8:30am-4pm. Be sure to include this number in your contact list so it is unblocked and does not appear as SPAM.
Individuals who have questions regarding eligibility or access for testing should call the New York State DOH COVID-19 Hotline at 1-888-364-3065 or visit the NYSDOH website https://covid19screening.health.ny.gov.
New York State COVID-19 Vaccination Hotline: 1-833-NYS-4-VAX (1-833-697-4829)
New York State:
Many sites have walk-in opportunities for vaccines, but If you'd like to make an appointment at a NYS operated mass vaccination site click here, but most are located in areas that are not local: https://am-i-eligible.covid19vaccine.health.ny.gov/
One stop vaccine finder starting with your zip code connects to local availability of vaccine across all options. Efficient and powerful FINDER!
Saratoga County Vaccine Clinics
Saratoga County Public Health Services COVID-19 Hotline: 518-885-2276
Proof of Vaccination
New York City COVID-19 Restrictions and Protocols
Starting August 17, people 12 and older will be required to show proof they have received at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine for indoor dining, indoor fitness, and indoor entertainment in NYC.
NYC Covid Safe App for Android -You can use the app as part of the “Key to NYC Pass” initiative to provide proof of vaccination.
NYC Covid Safe App for Apple - You can use the app as part of the “Key to NYC Pass” initiative to provide proof of vaccination.
See these pharmacy links suggested by Saratoga County:
FDA Approves First COVID-19 Vaccine - August 23, 2021
CDC Announcement on Boosters - August 18, 2021
Interim Clinical Considerations COVID-19 Vaccines
CDC now recommends that people whose immune systems are compromised moderately to severely should receive an additional dose of mRNA COVID-19 vaccine after the initial 2 doses.
How does the vaccine work? Watch this video: Glens Falls Hospital Community Education Video
Need a ride? Contact Saratoga County Office of the Aging for transportation to vaccine sites.
Phone: (518 ) 884-4100
Hours: 9 am – 5 pm, Monday – Friday
Saratoga Senior Center- 518-584-1621
Volunteers provide back up transportation to vaccination appointments with advanced arrangements made with the Center.
Volunteers assist with technical difficulties making vaccination appointments using technology, by appointment.