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Vaccination is currently open to individuals in Phases 1A and 1B. Eligible individuals are encouraged to make an appointment to get vaccinated. Registration is required to receive a vaccine.
Please be patient as vaccine supply is currently limited. Some locations may not have received their first shipment of vaccine yet or they may have already used all the doses they received. Vaccination locations will add available appointments as more vaccine becomes available. Individuals should only register if they meet the current eligibility criteria. Find out if you are eligible by viewing the table in the FAQ’s below or by visiting https://covid19vaccine.health.ny.gov/phased-distribution-vaccine..
Yes – registration is required to receive the vaccine. If someone shows up without an appointment, they will not be vaccinated.
The number of appointment slots is based on how many doses of vaccine we have received from New York State. While we are requesting additional vaccine every week, we do not know how many vaccine doses we will end up receiving as there is a limited supply and every county in the State is also requesting vaccine.
Each time we receive a shipment of vaccine from the State, we will open registration for additional clinics. We will announce registration through our website and social media.
Please make sure you wear clothing that will allow vaccinators access to your shoulder. You should also bring the following items to your appointment:
Please note: you will need to wait for 15 minutes before leaving the vaccination site after you get your vaccine.
No – there is no cost or co-pay for the vaccine.
View this table or visit https://covid19vaccine.health.ny.gov/phased-distribution-vaccine to find out who is currently eligible. Individuals who are currently on isolation or quarantine are not eligible to be vaccinated. Please note: NYS may update the phases and who is included in each at any time.
You can stay tuned to local news, NYS’s website, or our website or social media to find out when vaccine eligibility is expanded.
No – appointments are not transferrable. If you cannot make your appointment time, you should cancel and re-register sometime in the future.
Schuyler County Public Health (SCPH) and Schuyler Hospital are partnering to organize and staff COVID-19 vaccination clinics in the community as vaccine doses are received from New York State.
Getting the vaccine will help keep you, your family, and our community safe and help us all return to normal sooner.
The COVID-19 vaccine, like all vaccines, does not instantly provide protection. It takes time for your immune system to respond to the vaccine and develop disease-fighting antibodies. The two COVID-19 vaccines currently available in the US require two doses, about a month apart, for you to be protected from COVID-19.
There are currently two vaccines available in the US:
The Public Health and Medical communities are confident that these vaccines are safe and effective. While the process to develop these vaccines may seem fast, they were built on years of thorough research and work addressing other types of coronaviruses. All the typical steps and safety measures were followed during its development and every study, every phase, and every trial was reviewed by the FDA and safety boards of medical experts. The speed of development was due to the sharing of research and massive collaboration on a scale never attempted before.
Yes – for now you will need to continue to wear a mask and social distance – even after you get your second dose. Medical experts are still looking at the data before deciding to change recommendations related to masks, social distancing, and quarantining if you are exposed.
Medical researchers know that after two doses of the vaccine, the vaccinated person is protected from getting sick with COVID-19. They are still figuring out whether it stops someone from being able to spread it to others if they get COVID-19 and don’t have any symptoms. How many people end up getting vaccinated will also impact when and how the recommendations are changed.
In terms of following good hand hygiene, it’s always important to wash your hands with soap and water after using the bathroom, before and after eating, and at other key times. Good hand hygiene helps stop the spread of all sorts of illnesses.
Like with all vaccines and other medications, there is a chance you might experience some symptoms after you get it. There is a possibility that you might feel some fatigue or some pain or muscle soreness at the injection site – you could even have a fever. These are signs that the vaccine is working, and your immune system is responding to the vaccine and learning how to fight off the virus. Mild pain relievers should help you feel better. If you don’t feel better within two or three days, you should follow-up with your doctor.
People will be expected to get their second dose of vaccine through the same vaccinator that provided their first dose. You will receive information on how to schedule your second dose at your appointment for your first dose.
You can visit the following websites for more information: