Coronavirus (COVID-19) Updates
GET YOUR COVID VACCINE!
February 17, 2021
New York Physicians is committed to your health and to the health of our community as a whole. We encourage every one of you to get vaccinated as soon as you are able. All of the doctors at New York Physicians have gotten the vaccine themselves, support the vaccine and encourage you to get it. Currently, there are many groups approved for vaccination. Please get yours as soon as you are able. Both the Pfizer and Moderna vaccines require 2 doses to build strong immunity. The second dose is typically 3-4 weeks after the first.
New York Physicians has been approved by the New York City Department of Health to receive vaccines for our patients. At this time, we do NOT know when the supply becomes available for delivery to us. I will post here with how to schedule as soon as we know when we are getting our supply! We will be vaccinating patients in adherence to national, state and city guidelines for ensuring equitable access to the vaccine.
Starting February 15th, many New Yorkers of all ages are eligible for the vaccine, either due to their professions, chronic medical problems or any adult with a BMI of over 30.
Please see the NYS website for a full list of those eligbile. https://covid19vaccine.health.ny.gov/phased-distribution-vaccine
Please schedule a time to get your vaccine! Protect yourself, your loved ones and your community at the earliest possible date! We know that it is incredibly frustrating but you must keep checking. As vaccines are allocated, appointments open up. It seems the state allocates vaccines on Tuesdays so Wednesdays are often a good day to run through the websites. Some third party sites have opened that scroll through the websites. If you follow them, they will alert you when new appointments open.
One such website is: https://www.turbovax.info/
New York City Department of Health is offering vaccine appointments for these priority groups, for more information: https://www1.nyc.gov/site/doh/covid/covid-19-vaccines.page
New York City Department of Health is offering appointments: https://vaccinefinder.nyc.gov/
OR you can call: 877-829-4692
New York State is offering appointments through the "Am I Eligible" Site: https://am-i-eligible.covid19vaccine.health.ny.gov/
OR you can call: 1-833-NYS-4-VAX (1-833-697-4829)
Mount Sinai Hospital System is offering appointments to all eligible groups: https://redcap.mountsinai.org/redcap/surveys/?s=CFJCPLKA3J
New York Presbyterian/Columbia/Cornell are offering appointments to all eligible groups: https://vaccinetogetherny.org/Pages/default.aspx
HSS is offering appointments to all eligible groups: https://www.hss.edu/covid-vaccine-community.asp
NYU Hospital system is sending out invitations to schedule those eligible who are patients at NYU. The scheduling will be done through the MyChart app so if you are an NYU patient of any kind, get the app to get scheduled!
Many local pharmacies are getting shipments of vaccine. Contact your local pharmacy to see if you can get vaccinated there.
CVS has begun distributing vaccine to the general, eligible public in selected locations. Check their website frequently! https://www.cvs.com/immunizations/covid-19-vaccine