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On August 23, the FDA announced the full approval of the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine for the prevention of COVID-19 disease in individuals age 16 and older. Read more.
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IMPORTANT UPDATE August 23, 2021: The FDA has announced the full approval of the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine for the prevention of COVID-19 disease in individuals age 16 and older. The FDA-licensed vaccine will now be marketed under the name Comirnaty, but nothing about its ingredients have changed. 
 
All individuals 12 years of age and older that reside in the United States are eligible to receive the vaccine. As of August 16 2021, New Yorkers with compromised immune systems can now receive their third COVID-19 vaccine dose. While the vaccination process is underway, New Yorkers should continue to wear a mask where appropriate and follow all other health guidelines.
FDA fact sheets for recipients and caregivers on each vaccine are available: Pfizer​-BioNTech/Cominarty​ModernaJohnson & Johnson.
COVID vaccines are widely available at pharmacies, local health departments, clinics, Federally Qualified Health Centers and other locations across the state. Visit Vaccines.gov to find appointments near you or contact your local pharmacy or provider.
To schedule an appointment directly at a New York State-run site, go to New York State's vaccine scheduler and follow the instructions. Walk-in appointments are also accepted at New York State mass vaccination sites for all eligible individuals.
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Get vaccinated and then enter for a chance to win prizes from the Buffalo Bills, the New York Giants, and the New York Jets.
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COVID-19 Vaccines for School-Aged New Yorkers
Young New Yorkers Are Encouraged to Get Vaccinated Today
As the school year is upon us, vaccination is your child's best weapon against COVID-19 and the Delta variant.
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COVID-19 DATA
Find data on vaccination rates in New York State, COVID-19 variant data, as well as data on breakthrough cases.
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Excelsior Pass and Excelsior Pass Plus
Excelsior Pass is a free, voluntary platform that provides secure, digital proof of COVID-19 vaccination or negative test results. Excelsior Pass Plus is a secure, digital copy of your COVID-19 vaccination record or negative test results.
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IN-HOME VACCINATION PROGRAM
New York State, in partnership with counties, established local points of contact to expand access to vaccines through an in-home vaccination program for those who are homebound due to physical limitations, cognitive impairment, other chronic conditions, a lack of transportation, and/or visual impairments, and who do not have access to supports that may help them physically go to an existing vaccination provider. Click below to learn more.
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NEW YORK STATE COVID-19 VACCINATION HOTLINE
1-833-NYS-4-VAX (1-833-697-4829)
The COVID-19 Vaccination Hotline is open 8AM - 8PM, 7 days week, to help New Yorkers determine if they are eligible and schedule vaccination appointments.
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Wear a mask in indoor public places and in crowded outdoor areas. Stay home if you're sick and get tested if you've been exposed to COVID-19 or have symptoms. 
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New York State is encouraging eligible New Yorkers to take trainings to become vaccinators.
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COVID-19 VACCINE PROGRAM TASK FORCES
Clinical Advisory Task Force
New York’s independent COVID-19 Vaccine Clinical Advisory Task Force, comprised of leading health experts, was formed to provide an additional level of review to help build public trust in COVID-19 vaccines. Learn more about the Clinical Advisory Task Force.
Vaccine Distribution and Implementation Task Force
Comprised of experts in public health, logistics and vaccine administration, this task force will advise on the operational side of the state’s COVID-19 vaccination program. Learn more about the Distribution and Implementation Task Force.
Vaccine Equity Task Force
New York's Vaccine Equity Task Force was established to break down barriers to vaccination and ensure there is equitable distribution of the vaccine across the state, leaving no community behind. Learn more about the Equity Task Force.
Commissioner, New York State Department of Health
Howard A. Zucker, M.D., J.D.
The COVID-19 vaccines are safe, effective, and our greatest protection against this dangerous virus. Everyone eligible should get vaccinated to protect yourself and your community from COVID-19. Together, we will beat this virus."
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