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COVID-19 Vaccinations and Testing Information: Home

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Testing, Isolation and Quarantine

 

Free at-⁠home COVID-⁠19 tests: Every home in the U.S. can soon order 4 free at-⁠home COVID-⁠19 tests. The tests will be completely free—there are no shipping costs and you don’t need to enter a credit card number. Ordering begins January 19, 2022. 

Saratoga County Testing Information - includes a reporting form for Saratoga County residents to report positive test results from COVID-19 at-home tests, and a reporting form for COVID-19 Test to Stay Program 

Saratoga County Home Testing Kits  Saratoga County has distributed COVID home testing kits from New York State to municipalities. Contact your town or city for specific availability or distribution options. Available January 5.

Saratoga County Testing Appointments in Malta Site   FREE TESTING Testing for symptomatic members of the community at Malta Commons Business Park, 100 Saratoga Village Boulevard, Malta, NY. Appointments available: Monday - Friday: 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Which COVID-19 Test Should You Use? - Yale Medicine explains the different types of COVID-19 tests.

NYS Testing Sites

SUNY Albany COVID Testing Appointments  - Hours of Operation: Monday - Friday, 8:30 AM - 4:00 PM

Crossgates Mall COVID Testing Appointments - Hours of Operation: Monday - Saturday, 9:00 AM to 7:00 PM

Queensbury Test Site:  Scroll to Queensbury Aviation Mall. Appointments are available for FREE COVID testing at the Queensbury Test Site located at the Aviation Mall Monday, Wednesday, and Fridays from 8:00 AM till 5:50 PM. Walk-ins are also available.

NYS Find a Test Site Near You

What to Do If You Test Positive for COVID-19, or Were Exposed to Someone Who Has COVID-19

What if I am positive?

NYS Isolation and Quarantine Tables for COVID Exposure - Detailed guide for response to exposure to COVID Updated: January 14, 2022

NYS COVID-19 Quarantine and Isolation Protocols - Includes specifics on how to quarantine or isolate Updated January 14, 2022

COVID-19 Quarantine and Isolation Protocols - Updated January 9, 2022

 

Vaccine Eligibility

Eligibility

CDC Recommends Pfizer-BioNTech Covid-19 Vaccine for 5 – 11 year-olds 

All individuals 5 years of age and older that reside in the United States are eligible to receive the vaccine. The federal government is providing the COVID-19 vaccine free of charge to all people living in the United States, regardless of their immigration or health insurance status.

Booster Doses: Covid-19 Vaccines in NYS 

New Yorkers 12 years and older who received their Pfizer-BioNTech initial vaccine series at least five months ago are eligible for the Pfizer-BioNTech booster. 

New Yorkers 18 years and older who received the Moderna initial vaccine series at least five months ago or the Janssen/Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine at least two months ago are eligible for a booster dose. 

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)

Finding a Vaccine/ Proving Vaccination

New York State

Many sites have walk-in opportunities for vaccines. Appointments at Queensbury Aviation Mall, Hours of Operation: Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday, 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM. 

At NYS mass vaccination sites, appointments are strongly recommended for booster doses. Appointments for 5-11 year olds are strongly recommended and required where noted.

Vaccine Finder  
This one stop vaccine finder starts with your zip code and connects to local availability of vaccine across all options.  Efficient and powerful FINDER that now includes information about locations offering vaccines for kids ages 5-11! 

Saratoga County

Upcoming Saratoga County Vaccine Clinics for KIDS and BOOSTERS January 2022 

Clinics will offer Boosters for Adults 18+  and Vaccines for Children 5-11 years old

Saratoga County Public Health Services COVID-19 Hotline: (518) 885-2276

Proof of Vaccination

NYS Excelsior Pass / Pass Plus 

Currently, all Excelsior Vaccination Passes retrieved after December 11th will expire on March 31, 2022. To avoid having your Vaccination Pass expire, eligible New Yorkers can also retrieve the Excelsior Vaccination Pass Plus – which as a secure, digital copy of an individual’s COVID-19 vaccination recorddoes not expire. For more details about the difference and how to switch to the Excelsior Pass Plus if you previously used the NYS Excelsior Pass or if you want to know how to update your record to include your booster, click here

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.

 

Transportation and Technical Assistance

Need a ride? Contact Saratoga County Office of the Aging for transportation to vaccine sites.

Phone: (518) 884-4100    
Hours: 9:00 AM – 5:00 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.