COVID-19 Vaccine Information

Updated: January 15, 2021

Visit for detailed information on the COVID-19 vaccine, safety and distribution. 

New York State's COVID-19 Vaccination Program prioritizes the distribution of the vaccine by population risk and essential worker phases. See the chart below for New York State's designated phases of the vaccine distribution. 

New York State Vaccination Hotline: 1-833-NYS-4VAX (1-833-697-4829) 

Currently New York State is in Phase 1a and 1b of the vaccination program. Vaccines are available at pharmacies, hospitals and through local health departments statewide – please contact your provider of choice to schedule your vaccine appointment.

The following populations are prioritized for vaccination as of January 12, 2021:

Phases of Vaccine DistributionPhases of Vaccine Distribution 2

The COVID-19 vaccines are here! Due to limited supply from the federal government, we are limited in the number of doses we receive each week.  As Madison County receives more vaccines, we will post appointments.  This is changing all of the time. If there are currently no appointments available, please check back, we do not have a wait list


Beginning Tuesday, January 19th, the Office of the Aging will have a direct line to assist seniors with booking their appointment and setting up transportation to/from a vaccination site. The number will be: Office of the Aging at 315-606-5080.

What Should I Do If I Want the Vaccine?

  • Step 1: Determine eligibility and schedule an appointment. First, you should check your eligibility. If you are eligible, please contact a provider of choice to schedule a vaccination appointment. You can also check eligibility and schedule an appointment at a state-run site ONLY by visiting:  Or, call the New York State COVID-19 Vaccination Hotline. Note that due to limited supply from the federal government, it may take 14 weeks to vaccinate those in Phase 1A and Phase 1B.  If you do not get an appointment today do not get discouraged, more appointments are coming.
  • Step 2: Complete the Vaccine Form. Once and only once you have a confirmed appointment, you must complete the New York State COVID-19 Vaccine Form. This form can be completed online and you will receive a submission ID, or can be completed at your vaccination site. (It is encouraged to complete the form ahead of time.)
  • Step 3: Bring proof of eligibility to your appointment. When you go to your vaccination site for your appointment, you must bring proof of eligibility. This may include an employee ID card, a letter from an employer or affiliated organization, or a pay stub. Alternatively, if you are eligible due to age, you should bring a form of ID (like a Driver's License or passport) that includes your date of birth. Any person arriving for vaccination who does not have proof of their occupation or priority status will not be vaccinated. 
  • Step 4: Schedule your second appointment in-person at your vaccination site. You will be able to schedule an appointment to get your second shot at your vaccination site, in-person, right after getting your first shot. Remember: Both vaccines require two doses for effectiveness. You will need to get a second shot 28 days after your first one, of the same brand of vaccine.  

Madison County Health Department Vaccine Clinics

Currently all of our vaccine clinics are FULL. Please check back or go to New York | Covid-19 Vaccine (  for additional locations. 

Clinics are NOT open to the public. This is not a wait list, these clinics are only open to those considered to be part of Phase 1A and 1B by New York State, you must have an appointment.  

While the vaccination process is underway, everyone should continue to wear a mask, social distance and avoid small and large gatherings.

Two vaccines have been authorized by the FDA and approved by New York State: One that was developed by Pfizer and BioNTech and another that was developed by Moderna. Please remember that the COVID-19 vaccine is a two shot series

Dr. Seelan Newton, Madison County Department of Health Medical Director, has a message for Madison County residents regarding the COVID-19 vaccine that is set to begin distribution the week of December 15, 2020.