COVID-19 Vaccine Information
As of April 13, 2021, US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) are recommending that the United States pause the use of the Johnson & Johnson (Janssen) Covid-19 vaccine.
We ask people who have received the Johnson & Johnson vaccine to monitor themselves. If you develop severe headache, abdominal pain, leg pain, or shortness of breath within three weeks after vaccination please contact your doctor. If you do not have a doctor please contact the Madison County Public Health Department at 315-366-2361. If you are having severe symptoms please call 911.
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AS OF APRIL 6th, ALL NEW YORKERS AGES 16+ ARE ELIGIBLE TO RECEIVE THE VACCINE.
If you need assistance signing up for a vaccine clinic, please call the COVID-19 Hotline at 315-366-2770
*** ATTENTION *** Do Not Throw Away Your Shot! ***
It is VERY important to contact Madison County Health Department if you need to cancel your scheduled vaccination appointment for any reason. Your 1st and 2nd doses are accounted for once you make this appointment, so your attention to this is crucial in making sure that no shot is wasted. Call 315-366-2770 or use the link in your confirmation email to cancel your scheduled appointment. We strongly urge you to keep your 2nd dose appointment.
Vaccine Screening & Consent Form - print, complete, and bring to clinic
For more information about the COVID-19 vaccines, safety and distribution, please visit the New York State Department of Health website: https://covid19vaccine.health.ny.gov/ or call the New York State Vaccination Hotline: 1-833-NYS-4VAX (1-833-697-4829).
ALL VACCINATIONS ARE BY APPOINTMENT ONLY.
If you are 60 and older and need help scheduling an appointment, please call the Office of the Aging at 315-606-5080.
Do you have additional questions about the vaccine? Why you should get the vaccine? Check out: https://www.madisoncounty.ny.gov/2540/COVID-19-Vaccine-Resources
What Should I Do If I Want the Vaccine?
- Step 1:Determine eligibility and schedule an appointment. All New Yorkers ages 16 and up are currently eligible to receive the vaccine at a provider of your choice. You can also check eligibility and schedule an appointment at a state-run site ONLY by visiting: https://am-i-eligible.covid19vaccine.health.ny.gov/ If you need assistance booking an appointment please contact the Madison County COVID-19 Hotline at 315-366-2770.
- 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. Bring your signed
- 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: Moderna and Pfizer vaccines require two doses for effectiveness. Johnson & Johnson only requires one dose.
While the vaccination process is underway, everyone should continue to wear a mask, social distance and avoid small and large gatherings.
Three vaccines have been authorized by the FDA and approved by New York State. The Pfizer and Moderna were both developed using messenger RNA, or mRNA. These vaccines are a two shot series. The third vaccine is the Johnson & Johnson which uses a harmless adenovirus that carries the genetic code for the SARS-2 spoke protein. This vaccine only requires one dose.
Get Vaccinated! Madison County Medical Director Dr. Seelan Newton discusses the three current vaccines approved for emergency use by the FDA. If you are eligible, it is recommended to get whichever vaccine is available at that time. Do not wait around for another type. If you are eligible for the vaccine now, please make an appointment.