COVID-19 Vaccine Information
People with I/DD and those with Certain Comorbidities and Underlying Conditions are Eligible for the COVID-19 Vaccine on February 15, 2021
- For a complete list of qualifying conditions, go to: https://covid19vaccine.health.ny.gov/phased-distribution-vaccine#phase-1a—phase-1b.
- To check your eligibility or schedule an appointment, go to:
- Information about NY’s vaccination rollout can be found at: https://covid19vaccine.health.ny.gov/
5 Things to Know about the COVID-19 Vaccine
- The safety of COVID-19 vaccines is a top priority.
- COVID-19 vaccination will help protect you from getting COVID-19 and will help your body fight the virus if you are exposed. Two doses are needed.
- After COVID-19 vaccination, you may have some side effects. This is a normal sign that your body is building protection.
- Cost is not an obstacle to getting vaccinated against COVID-19.
- COVID-19 vaccines are one of many important tools to help stop this pandemic. Wearing masks, hand washing, and social distancing help lower your chance of being exposed to the virus or spreading it to others.
- 1/9/21 – Three new vaccine hub sites located in Bronx, Queens and Brooklyn are now open. Twelve additional hubs will open next week across the five boroughs, adding to the over 125 sites that are currently up and running for eligible New Yorkers citywide. Learn more at Health Department’s COVID-19 Vaccine Hubs Open – NYC Health.
- 1/5/21 – Guidance for the NYS Office for People with Developmental Disabilities (OPWDD), Office of Mental Health (OMH), and Office of Addiction Services and Supports (OASAS) for Prioritization of Essential Healthcare and Direct Support Personnel as well as High-Risk Populations for COVID-19 Vaccination
- 1/4/21 – Video: The Facts about Covid-19 Vaccines for Direct Support Professionals
- 1/4/21 – Guidance for Facilities, Providers, and Local Health Departments Receiving COVID-19 Vaccine Weeks 1-5 New York State Vaccination Program
- 12/30/20 – OPWDD Interim Guidance: Use of an Informed Consent Committee for Consent to the COVID-19 Vaccine
- To learn more about Guidance for the NYS Office for People with Developmental Disabilities (OPWDD), Office of Mental Health (OMH), and Office of Addiction Services and Support (OASAS) regarding Prioritization of Essential Healthcare and Direct Support Personnel as well as High Risk Populations for COVID-19 Vaccination, click here.
- A Message from OPWDD Commissioner Theodore Kastner, M.D., M.S. – Important Information about the COVID-19 Vaccine for People with Developmental Disabilities
- COVID-19 Vaccine Frequently Asked Questions
- COVID-19 Immunization Screening and Consent Form