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Accessibility information on COVID and NYS vaccination scheduling

Mar 3, 2021

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Looking for information on the COVID-19 vaccine in New York State?  COVID-19 vaccination is an important tool to help us get back to normal. Learn more about the benefits of getting vaccinated and find out how and where to schedule an appointment.

The New York State website is in compliance with NYS Policy NYS-P08-005 Accessibility of Web Based Information and Applications which can be found at: NYS P08-005 Accessibility of Web Based Information and Applications

To begin the process to schedule a vaccine appointment, click here.

To find out if you are eligible to schedule and receive a COVID-19 vaccine, click here to begin.

These web sources are updated multiple times per day, and scheduling an appointment takes persistance and patience.  It is recommended that you use as many resources as possible to schedule a vaccine:  the NYS site, your local pharmacy, your local Wegmans stores and other sites in the community.  Many of the sites are accessed through the NYS page, but local pharmacies and stores must be contacted directly.

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Even though the numbers of people being vaccinated is going up, it is important that we all continue to practice CDC recommended guidelines, such as wearing a mask, washing hands frequently, and maintaining a safe social distance.

*ALERT: The Federal Government determines how much vaccine New York State receives. The Federal Government has given New York approximately 400,000 vaccines/week for over 12 million people who are eligible – as a result supply is very limited*

Vaccines are available at pharmacies, hospitals, local health departments and Federally Qualified Health Centers statewide – please contact your provider of choice to schedule your vaccine appointment.

Additionally, there is a network of State-run sites distributing vaccine statewide – to determine eligibility and to schedule a first-dose appointment through April 16 at New York State-run vaccination sites only, Am I Eligible app.


MORE Accessible information on COVID-19

Here's a source of authoritative information about COVID-19 that may be helpful to users who are blind or visually impaired. Georgia Tech's Center for Inclusive Design and Innovation (CIDI) offers adapted and accessible versions of the CDC's COVID-19 guidance. Subjects covered include symptoms; testing; use of masks; and how to protect yourself and those around you (including guidelines for service animals) in a variety of environments and circumstances. Materials are available for download in accessible Word and PDF documents, or as hard-copy Braille upon request. For the full list of documents, with links, and more, click here: