Getting Your Vaccine

Check your eligibility, and learn about vaccination sites in the Finger Lakes. Because there is a limited supply of vaccine right now, it could take several weeks to schedule an appointment. More appointments will become available as supply increases.

New York State is distributing the COVID-19 vaccine in phases. New Yorkers who are more likely to be exposed to the virus and those who are more likely to become seriously ill will be offered the vaccine first.

Right now, there is a limited supply of vaccine, and it could take up to 14 weeks for eligible individuals to schedule their vaccine. As supply increases, there will be more appointments available. See the weekly vaccine allocation by provider.

Follow these steps to schedule your vaccination:

  1. Check your eligibility

  2. Make an appointment

  3. Prepare for your appointment

  4. At your appointment

  1. Check your eligibility

    The COVID-19 vaccine is now available to certain groups in our region. They include:

    • People ages 65 and older
    • Teachers and education workers
    • First responders
    • Public safety workers
    • Public transit workers
    • People with comorbidities or underlying medical conditions

    Complete list of vaccine eligibility groups: https://covid19vaccine.health.ny.gov/phased-distribution-vaccine.

    Check your eligibility

    The COVID-19 vaccines are available through hospitals, pharmacies, primary care doctors and county health departments in our region. See providers under Make An Appointment.

    For appointments at state vaccine clinics only, call the New York State COVID-19 Vaccination Hotline from 7am - 10pm, 7 days a week at at 1-833-NYS-4-VAX (1-833-697-4829).

    Appointments are required.

  2. Make An Appointment

    You must have an appointment to receive the vaccine. Walk-ins are not permitted. If you go to a vaccine provider without an appointment, you will not receive your vaccine.

    Please be patient. We understand that many eligible people are finding it difficult to schedule an appointment right now. Please be patient and persistent. More appointments will become available as the state and our region receive more vaccine in the coming weeks.

    We are glad that so many members of our community want to be vaccinated. The more people who receive the vaccine, the more protected we all are from COVID-19.

    This chart describes the different providers/locations where eligible individuals can receive their vaccine, and below is a list of providers/locations by county.

    All vaccination is by appointment only. There are no walk-ins.

    Additional information about Eligibility and Vaccine Phases: https://covid19vaccine.health.ny.gov/phased-distribution-vaccine

    Vaccine Provider/Locations Who Can Receive Vaccine There
    State-run mass vaccination sites (e.g., Rochester Dome Arena) All eligible individuals, including individuals with eligible chronic disease and pre-existing conditions
    County-run mass vaccination sites (e.g., Rochester Convention Center)
    Pharmacies Individuals 65+
    Health care systems
    • 1A eligible workers
    • Individuals 65+, when vaccine is available
    Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHCs)
    Congregate Care Settings Mobile Teams Eligible individuals in congregate settings such as independent living facilities, facilities for people with developmental disabilities, and jails
    Veterans Administration facilities Eligible veterans
    Skilled nursing facilities
    • Residents
    • Staff

    This list includes the places in Genesee County where vaccine is being administered to eligible community members. Appointments are required. Although appointments may not be currently available, check the links frequently for any updates.

    New York State Clinic

    Genesee Community College, 1 College Road, Batavia: It is open through March 9. For updates, visit https://am-i-eligible.covid19vaccine.health.ny.gov or call 1-833-NYS-4-VAX (1-833-697-4829).

    Genesee County Clinic

    This clinic is for Phase 1B essential workers, individuals 65 and older, and individuals with eligible comorbidities or underlying conditions. When vaccine is available, appointments will be held on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays at Genesee Community College, One College Road, Batavia. For updates, visit https://on.ny.gov/39CBzSZ.

    Hospitals and Health Centers

    Pharmacies

    Pharmacies can only provide COVID-19 vaccine to individuals 65 and older only.

    This list includes the places in Livingston County where vaccine is being administered to eligible community members. Appointments are required. Although appointments may not be currently available, check the links frequently for any updates.

    Livingston County Clinic

    This clinic is for Phase 1B essential workers, individuals 65 and older, and individuals with eligible comorbidities or underlying conditions. For updates, visit https://www.livingstoncounty.us/1233/COVID-19-Vaccine-Information.

    Hospitals and Health Centers

    Pharmacies

    Pharmacies can only provide COVID-19 vaccine to individuals 65 and older only.

    This list includes the places in Monroe County where vaccine is being administered to eligible community members. Appointments are required. Although appointments may not be currently available, check the links frequently for any updates.

    New York State Clinics

    Monroe County Clinic

    This clinic is for Phase 1B essential workers , individuals 65 and older, and individuals with eligible comorbidities or underlying conditions. For updates, visit www.monroecounty.gov/health-covid19-vaccine.

    Hospitals and Health Centers

    Pharmacies

    Pharmacies can only provide COVID-19 vaccine to individuals 65 and older only.

    This list includes the places in Orleans County where vaccine is being administered to eligible community members. Appointments are required. Although appointments may not be currently available, check the links frequently for any updates.

    New York State Clinic

    Genesee Community College, 1 College Road, Batavia: It is open through March 9. For updates, visit https://am-i-eligible.covid19vaccine.health.ny.gov or call 1-833-NYS-4-VAX (1-833-697-4829).

    Orleans County Clinic

    This clinic is for Phase 1B essential workers, individuals 65 and older, and individuals with eligible comorbidities or underlying conditions. When vaccine is available, appointments will be held on Tuesdays and Thursdays at Ridgeway Fire Hall, 11392 Ridge Road, Medina. For updates, visit http://bit.ly/OrleansVaccine

    Hospitals and Health Centers

    Pharmacies

    Pharmacies can only provide COVID-19 vaccine to individuals 65 and older only.

    This list includes the places in Ontario County where vaccine is being administered to eligible community members. Appointments are required. Although appointments may not be currently available, check the links frequently for any updates.

    Ontario County Clinic

    This clinic is for Phase 1B essential workers, individuals 65 and older, and individuals with eligible comorbidities or underlying conditions. For updates, visit https://www.co.ontario.ny.us/101/Public-Health

    Hospitals and Health Centers

    Pharmacies

    Pharmacies can only provide COVID-19 vaccine to individuals 65 and older only.

    • Mead Square Pharmacy: 53 W. Main St., Victor. To join the waiting list, email Msrx19@gmail.com and provide your name, date of birth, email address, and phone number.

    • Walgreens Pharmacy: For updates, check www.walgreens.com.

    This list includes the places in Seneca County where vaccine is being administered to eligible community members. Appointments are required. Although appointments may not be currently available, check the links frequently for any updates.

    Seneca County Clinic

    This clinic is for Phase 1B essential workers, individuals 65 and older, and individuals with eligible comorbidities or underlying conditions. For updates, visit https://senecacountyhealthdepartment.com/covid-19-vaccination-clinic

    Hospitals and Health Centers

    Pharmacies

    Pharmacies can only provide COVID-19 vaccine to individuals 65 and older only.

    This list includes the places in Wayne County where vaccine is being administered to eligible community members. Appointments are required. Although appointments may not be currently available, check the links frequently for any updates.

    Wayne County Public Health

    This clinic is for Phase 1B essential workers, individuals 65 and older, and individuals with eligible comorbidities or underlying conditions. For updates, visit https://web.co.wayne.ny.us/index.php/publichealth.

    Hospitals and Health Centers

    Pharmacies

    Pharmacies can only provide COVID-19 vaccine to individuals 65 and older only.

    This list includes the places in Wyoming County where vaccine is being administered to eligible community members. Appointments are required. Although appointments may not be currently available, check the links frequently for any updates.

    New York State Clinic

    Genesee Community College, 1 College Road, Batavia: It is open through March 9. For updates, visit https://am-i-eligible.covid19vaccine.health.ny.gov or call 1-833-NYS-4-VAX (1-833-697-4829).

    Wyoming County Clinic

    This clinic is for Phase 1B essential workers, individuals 65 and older, and individuals with eligible comorbidities or underlying conditions. For updates, visit https://www.wyomingco.net/595/COVID-19

    Hospitals and Health Centers

    Pharmacies

    Pharmacies can only provide COVID-19 vaccine to individuals 65 and older only.

    This list includes the places in Yates County where vaccine is being administered to eligible community members. Appointments are required. Although appointments may not be currently available, check the links frequently for any updates.

    Yates County Clinic

    This clinic is for Phase 1B essential workers, individuals 65 and older, and individuals with eligible comorbidities or underlying conditions. For updates, visit https://www.yatescounty.org/211/Public-Health

    Hospitals and Health Centers

    Pharmacies

    Pharmacies can only provide COVID-19 vaccine to individuals 65 and older only.

  3. Prepare for Your Appointment

    • When you go to your vaccine appointment, you will need to bring proof that you have an appointment and are eligible to receive the shot. If you visit a provider without an appointment, you will not receive a vaccine.

    • Plan to wear a short-sleeve shirt, if possible, and bring a mask or face covering to wear during your appointment.
    • You will also need to these items at your appointment:
      • Proper photo ID that includes your date of birth
      • Insurance card if you have one
      • List of allergies
      • Your primary doctor’s name and phone number.
      • If you have Medicare, please be sure to bring your Medicare Part B card with you to the appointment.
  4. At Your Appointment

    • You must wear a mask or face covering during your appointment.

    • If you have not already completed the New York State COVID-19 Vaccine Form, you will need to fill one out when you arrive.

    • Before you get your vaccine you will need to fill out a survey for New York State and read information about the vaccine you are receiving.

    • Next you will fill out a consent form. You may be asked for your insurance information, even though there is no cost to you for the vaccine – whether or not you have insurance.

    • After you receive your shot, you will get a vaccination card or print-out that lists which vaccine you received, the date of your shot, and where you received it. Your vaccine provider will also schedule you to receive your second dose of the vaccine. You must have an appointment to receive your second dose.

    • You must wait on site for 15 minutes after your shot so that the providers can monitor you for any immediate allergic reactions.