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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Madison County Health Department Vaccine Clinics


AS OF APRIL 6th, ALL NEW YORKERS AGES 16+ ARE ELIGIBLE TO RECEIVE THE VACCINE. Reminder that Moderna is only approved for those 18 years and older at this time.

If you need assistance signing up for a vaccine clinic, please call the COVID-19 Hotline at 315-366-2770

The following clinics are for 1st dose MODERNA only. To schedule an appointment, please choose a clinic location and click on your preferred date. Please do not sign up for a clinic if you cannot make the 2nd dose date.

Morrisville at SUNY Morrisville:

Oneida at Northside Shopping Center:

Saturday Drive-Thru Clinics:

*** 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 wastedCall 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.

Confirm Eligibility

Vaccine Screening & Consent Form - print, complete, and bring to clinic  
(Bringing the completed form will save you time at your appointment)

For more information about the COVID-19 vaccines, safety and distribution, please visit the New York State Department of Health website: or call the New York State Vaccination Hotline: 1-833-NYS-4VAX (1-833-697-4829).


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:

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:  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 New York State self-attestation certification saying you are one of the eligible populations to your appointment. These forms will also be available at the clinic but it is encouraged to complete the form ahead of time. 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: 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.