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COVID-19 Vaccinations and Tests Information: Home

Disclaimer

This information is changing rapidly, sometimes daily, and we're doing our best to keep it updated. To find out when this was last updated, check the bottom left corner of this page where it says "Last Updated."

Vaccine Eligibility

Eligibility:

NEW: All individuals 12 years of age and older that reside in the United States are eligible to receive the vaccine.

Phone Resources

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)

Transportation and Technical Assistance

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

NEW: 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.

 

How do I get a COVID-19 test?

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:

  1. go to https://coronavirus.health.ny.gov/covid-19-testing
  2. Scroll down and click the button that says "Start Assessment" to put in your information and be connected with a test site
  3. Wait for contact from New York State with appointment information, most likely at the SUNY Albany test site
  4. Proceed to the test site on your scheduled day--according to those tested, you are instructed not to be late, and the location of the test site on the UAlbany campus may not be clearly marked at the campus entrances, so it is suggested that you arrive early.
  5. At your test, you will be given information on how and when you will receive your test results. It is likely that the best way to access your test results is through an online portal set up by New York State.

Important cost information from the New York State website:

  • If you go to a test site run by New York State, there is never any charge for your test.
  • If you go to a test site operated by local governments, private companies including pharmacies and medical practices or not-for-profit organizations, you are advised to check with the testing site and your insurer in advance of being tested to confirm you will not be responsible for any fees associated with your test.

NYS Find a Test Site Near You

Finding a Vaccine

New York State:

The website for New York State run vaccine clinics/points of distribution (PODs) is: am-i-eligible.covid19vaccine.health.ny.gov/

If you'd like to make an appointment at a NYS operated mass vaccination site such as the former Sears store in Queensbury's Aviation Mall, click here: 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 Distribution:
Saratoga County has a call center and is now providing a vaccination registry of eligible county residents. Call 518-693-1075. 

Pharmacies:

The links to COVID 19 vaccination appointments below are often updated, even hourly. 

Pre-registration on Walgreens, Price Chopper, CVS, and other sites facilitates access to appointments.

Be prepared to enter your insurance information at the NY State site and pharmacy sites. 

See these pharmacy links suggested by Saratoga County: