The COVID-19 Vaccination Hotline is open 7AM - 10PM, 7 days a week, for scheduling vaccination appointments for eligible New Yorkers: 1-833-NYS-4-VAX (1-833-697-4829).
Vaccinations at all New York State-operated mass vaccination locations are now accepting walk-in appointments!
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This is an exciting time for us all! After months of living with the COVID-19 pandemic, vaccines are available, offering hope for the future! This site provides information about COVID-19 vaccination for those working and living in the Mohawk Valley Region.
Sites for Vaccine Clinics (PODS)
These sites and locations will be continually updated – check back often when it is your turn for the vaccine!
Distribution and Administration
In New York State, the distribution and administration of the COVID-19 vaccine is being conducted by Regional Vaccination Networks (VxNs). The Mohawk Valley Regional Vaccination Network (VxN) covers six counties (Oneida, Herkimer, Otsego, Montgomery, Fulton, and Schoharie) and 10 hospitals: St. Luke’s and St. Elizabeth hospitals in Utica (MVHS), Rome Memorial Hospital, Bassett Healthcare in Cooperstown, Little Falls Hospital, A.O. Fox Hospital in Oneonta, Nathan Littauer Hospital in Gloversville, Cobleskill Regional Hospital in Schoharie County, and St. Mary’s Healthcare in Amsterdam.
Important things you need to know
- The vaccine protects you and others from COVID-19.
- The more people who receive the vaccine, the more protected we all are.
- The Mohawk Valley Region VxN is following the tiered distribution plan as directed by the New York State Department of Health. The network does not make these decisions.
- The availability of the vaccine dictates distribution capacity.
COVID-19 Vaccines and Distribution
Currently Eligible Groups (as of 05/13/21):
- Individuals Age 12 and older who reside in New York, work in New York State, or study in New York State
- What vaccines are now available?
Vaccines from Pfizer, Moderna and Johnson & Johnson are now available.
- What’s the difference between them? Is one better than the other?
The Pfizer vaccine is available for people ages 12 and older and requires a second dose after 21 days, the Moderna vaccine is approved for ages 18 and up and requires a second dose 28 days after the first, and the Johnson & Johnson vaccine is a single shot available to anyone 18 years or older. Anyone who presents for a vaccine who is under the age of 18 will need parental consent in order to receive one.
Click here for the fact sheet for the Moderna vaccine,
Click here for the Pfizer vaccine fact sheet,
and Click here for the Johnson & Johnson fact sheet.
- How are they being distributed in New York State? Who’s deciding who gets it and when?
All New Yorkers age 12 and older are now eligible for the vaccine. Vaccine distribution is following guidelines set by the CDC.
- Do I still need to wear a mask and adhere to all the safety practices after I get the vaccine?
Yes, we should not let down our guard until the majority of our population has had a vaccine. It could take at least nine months!