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The full instructions from the New York State website are as follows:
Step 1: Determine eligibility and schedule an appointment. The Am I Eligible website is the quickest way to see if you're eligible and make an appointment. You can also call the New York State COVID-19 Vaccination Hotline at 1-833-NYS-4-VAX (1-833-697-4829). Once you have successfully scheduled an appointment, you will receive a confirmation email that contains a barcode. You will need to bring this to your appointment.
You will be asked to submit information about you, locate a provider by choosing a state run site that has appointmnets available, select a visit date and time, and answer a sequence of screening questions by following prompts. Note some screens are optional. A registration ticket is proof of your success.
Step 2: Complete the Vaccine Form. Once you have a confirmed appointment, you must complete the New York State COVID-19 Vaccine Form. This form should be filled out online and you will receive a submission ID indicating completion. You will need to bring the submission ID to your appointment. If you cannot submit the form online, it will be available at the vaccination sites.
Step 3: Bring proof of eligibility to your appointment. Depending on your eligibility category, proof can include an employee ID card, a letter from an employer or affiliated organization, a pay stub, a driver's license, passport, or any legal proof of your date of birth and residency. At the time of your appointment, you'll be asked a series of clinical questions to ensure readiness for a vaccine. You will be asked for insurance information BUT the vaccine is free and there will never be a charge to you. This information is for administrative use only.
Step 4: Your second dose appointment will be scheduled automatically when you receive your first vaccine dose. Your second appointment will be scheduled for the same time and at the same location, three weeks following your first dose. You will receive a card onsite with the date and time indicated and a confirmation email will follow a few days later. Please keep in mind when scheduling your first appointment that your second appointment will occur at the same time of day.
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.
Access and Eligibility:
NEW: One stop vaccine finder starting with your zip code connects to local availability of vaccine across all options. Efficient and powerful FINDER!
Vaccine Finder https://vaccinefinder.org/
Good Rx New York https://www.goodrx.com/covid-19/newyork
Saratoga County Public Health Services has designated the following as eligible for vaccines from the county: police, fire, public transit, preschool-12 school personnel, and frontline grocery workers. They must get their vaccines from the County Department of Public Health or a state-run facility. The County cannot vaccinate anyone in the “65 or over” category.
NEW: Saratoga County has a new call center and is now creating a pre-vaccination registry of "65 or over" county residents in the event that they receive vaccine and can serve that population. Call 518-693-1075 to add your name to the list.
NEW: Saratoga County has posted a Potential Vaccine Recipient Interest List to gather information from residents who need the COVID vaccine. https://www.saratogacountyny.gov/potential-vaccine-recipient-interest-list/
NEW: New York State announced that people with comorbidities and underlying health problems are eligible for the COVID 19 vaccine starting on February 15. A list of the conditions specified for eligibility can be found here or at the NYS link below. below: https://www.saratogacountyny.gov/departments/publichealth/covid19/vaccination-registration/
Pharmacies and Availability:
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.
Early morning and late night are sometimes advantageous times to try to make an appointment.
See these links suggested by Saratoga County:
How does the vaccine work?
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:
Important cost information from the New York State website: