COVID-19 Vaccine Distribution Update

Thursday Jan 21st, 2021

COVID-19 Vaccine Distribution Update

MAYVILLE, NY: As of January 15, New Yorkers eligible to receive a COVID-19 vaccination can only use the states online Am I Eligible? Tool (https://am-i-eligible.covid19vaccine.health.ny.gov/) to connect to a vaccination clinic run by the State of New York.

Chautauqua County NY Connects wants to make sure those over the age of 65 have access to COVID-19 vaccine information. Those over the age of 65 can call the NY Connects Helpline at 716-753-4582, 716-661-7582, or 716-363-4582. A representative will talk to callers about vaccination options in the County and collect personal information to make sure you stay updated.

Pharmacies in NYS are only permitted to vaccinate persons 65 years of age and older. Rite Aid and Tops pharmacies in Chautauqua County have received small allocations of vaccine from NYS and had planned to utilize the states Am I Eligible website and hotline to schedule appointments for vaccine administration. Rite Aid is now working on other options to schedule appointments; more information is forthcoming. Please check https://www.topsmarkets.com/covid19 for availability of appointments and scheduling at Tops pharmacies. Wegman’s Pharmacy in Jamestown has not received vaccine yet. Please check www.wegmans.com/pharmacy for availability and to schedule once they receive vaccine, which may not be for a few weeks.

NYS is currently in Phase 1a and 1b of its distribution plan. Please visit (https://covid19vaccine.health.ny.gov/phased-distribution-vaccine) to see if you are eligible for vaccination at this time.

Stop the spread of COVID-19: Wear a mask; maintain a social distance of 6 feet; wash your hands often.