Vaccination

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UPDATE: Currently, New Yorkers in Phase 1a and segments of Phase 1b are eligible for the vaccines. All vaccinations are by appointment only. Eligible groups include doctors, nurses and health care workers, people age 65 and over, first responders, teachers, public transit workers, grocery store workers and public safety workers. Appointments can be made online or by phone 1-833-NYS-4-VAX (1-833-697-4829). Learn more from the New York State website. 

If you are a senior in need of special assistance making a reservation for your vaccination, you can contact New Rochelle’s Office for the Aging at (914) 654-2363. 

If you are eligible and need assistance scheduling a vaccination appointment, please contact newrostrong@newrochelleny.com to be connected to a volunteer in the future when appointments are readily available who can help you navigate the appointment process. 

Vaccine Overview 

Safe and effective COVID vaccination has begun, with each state responsible for establishing distribution standards. New Rochelle stands ready to follow the guidelines and direction of New York State health authorities and strongly encourages residents to get vaccinated as soon as they are eligible. Find the latest information on New York State's website

Here are some of the basic facts:

  • Two vaccines have been approved by the FDA under an Emergency Use Authorization and New York State’s independent Clinical Advisory Task Force: developed by Pfizer and BioNTech, and Moderna. Both require two doses a number of weeks apart.
  • Because it is unclear about how long immunity after vaccination lasts, prevention practices like wearing a mask, washing hands regularly and social distancing will still be important.
  • Vaccines are safe and will be offered free of charge.

Check Your Eligibility for the COVID-19 Vaccine

NYS has added a brand new app to its vaccine page to determine your eligibility. You simply type in contact information to be alerted once you are eligible to be vaccinated. Click here

New York State and Westchester County Vaccination Sites

The limited national supply makes scheduling vaccination appointments a challenge. Be patient and persistent. As supply increases, we expect the vaccination process to become more efficient and predictable. 

-Check here for available appointments at New York State-run vaccination sites

-Westchester County sites are listed here

Beware of COVID-19 Vaccine Scams

The Westchester County Consumer Affairs Department warns residents to not fall prey to vaccine scams. Beware of COVID-19 Vaccine Scams