January 14, 2021: Governor updates New Yorkers on State’s COVID-19 Response.
As vaccines for COVID-19 become available, individuals over the age of 65 and those with intellectual and developmental disabilities who live in residential facilities have been designated as phase one recipients of the vaccine, subject to availability.
To schedule an appointment online, click here or call the New York State COVID-19 Vaccination Hotline from 7am – 10pm, 7 days a week at 1-833-NYS-4-VAX (1-833-697-4829). Note: Phone wait times may be long.
Contact your elected officials.
Message from Commissioner Kastner
“As you are likely aware, the first doses of the long-awaited vaccine against COVID-19 have made their way to New York State. On December 14, Sandra Lindsay, an ICU nurse from Queens, made history as the first person in the United States to receive the COVID-19 vaccine.”
OPWDD Easy-to-Read Guidance
For full guidance from OPWDD, click here.