According to Governor Cuomo's Office, starting on Thursday, April 29, all COVID-19 vaccine eligible New Yorkers (16 and older) will be able to bypass making an appointment to get their vaccine at ANY state-run clinic, including SUNY Oneonta without making an appointment. Officials are concerned that people are avoiding getting the vaccine because they believe they won’t be able to get an appointment or don’t have internet access to sign up. The hope is that this will give people easier access to getting a vaccine.

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All state-run sites are currently dispensing the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine which in trials, has proven to be the safest for those 16 and 17 years old. Pfizer/BioNTech was the first pharmaceutical company to get approval for their vaccine here in the United States. The vaccine is given in two doses 21 days apart. The second dose serves as a booster for the recipient's immune system.

For convenience sake, you can still make an appointment but either way, you may end up waiting in a line for a period of time once you get to the state-run site of your choice. If you want to make an appointment at SUNY Oneonta to get your vaccine (for those currently eligible only) CLICK HERE. That will get you started on the process of scheduling your vaccine appointment. You can also call for an appointment at 1-833-697-4829.

If you think you may have been exposed to COVID-19 CLICK HERE to learn what to do next.

To get information about COVID-19 vaccination distribution, CLICK HERE.

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