Friday, January 29, 2021

Wyoming County COVID-19 Vaccination Update:
Vaccination clinic for the week of January 25, 2021 has filled

At this time, per NYS Directives, vaccines for Seniors 65+ will be administered by Pharmacies, Physician Networks, and Practice Groups. Wyoming County Health Department is directed specifically to focus their efforts on the essential workers in Phase 1b. New York State vaccination sites are open to all Phase 1a and 1b eligible individuals. 

The closest state sponsored sites to Wyoming County are Buffalo and Henrietta. To find out about available appointments at these sites: Call the New York State COVID-19 Vaccination Hotline: 1-833-697-4829 open 7am-10pm, 7 days a week Use the New York State “Am I Eligible?” online application at 

At this time, remember even with vaccine distribution, people need to continue to wear face masks, social distance, and wash your hands frequently. It is expected that more locations in Wyoming County will receive vaccine directly from New York State in the coming days and weeks to vaccinate those who are eligible. 

Currently in New York State, requests for vaccine far outnumbers available vaccine and we continue to ask for patience as we work through the process together. At current vaccine supply levels from NYS, it may take months to vaccinate everyone eligible in Phases 1A and 1B. 

The Wyoming County Department of Health is NOT making vaccination appointments over the phone at this time. Please do not call our Response Line, main office or any other department for vaccine scheduling. 

Under New York State’s phased distribution process, individuals in Phase 1a are currently eligible for vaccinations. Phase 1a includes hospital staff, direct care providers and emergency responders. Phase 1b are also eligible for vaccination. 

Phase 1b includes: 
  • People 65 and older 
  • Immunocompromised individuals 
  • Teachers and education workers 
  • First responders 
  • Public safety workers 
  • Public transit 

*ALERT: The Federal Government determines how much vaccine New York State receives. The Federal Government has only given New York approximately 250,000 vaccines/week for over 7 million people who are eligible – as a result supply is very limited* 

Vaccines are available at pharmacies, hospitals and through local health departments statewide – please contact your provider of choice to schedule your vaccine appointment. 

Additionally, there is a network of State-run sites distributing vaccine statewide – to determine eligibility and schedule appointments through April 16th at New York State-run vaccination sites only, use the Am I Eligible app. AN APPOINTMENT IS REQUIRED. IF YOU VISIT A LOCATION WITHOUT AN APPOINTMENT YOU WILL NOT RECEIVE A VACCINE. COVID-19 Vaccination in NY State. 

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has issued an emergency use authorization (EUA) for two COVID-19 vaccines. New York State determines the prioritization for vaccination. See NY State Vaccination Phases & Prioritization, NY State Vaccine Website Vaccination for the General Public.   

It is anticipated to be several months before the general public has access to a COVID-19 vaccine. New York State determines the prioritization for vaccination. See NY State Vaccination Phases & Prioritization. Talk to your healthcare provider.

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