COVID-19 Vaccination

The Niagara County Department of Health (NCDOH) has long been preparing for emergencies that impact the public’s health. With emergency preparedness planning, training and exercising every year, Niagara County is well positioned for a quick and vital vaccination campaign. We have identified three key Point of Dispensing (POD) sites to conduct drive-through mass vaccination operations. PODs are sites where eligible persons are invited to receive their COVID-19 vaccine in a quick, efficient and accurate manner. These sites are staffed by county employees as well as volunteers. Vaccine is available for priority groups identified by New York State (NYS). Vaccine will be provided to individuals based on the priorities and distributions as directed by NYS.

Eligibility and Registration

Two key steps for securing an appointment for COVID-19 at one of our PODs:

Step 1: Determine if you are eligible for vaccination (visit the following link if you are unsure https://covid19vaccine.health.ny.gov/.) and schedule an appointment. For Niagara County DOH PODs, vaccinations are available by appointment only by registering via the links provided below. It is important to follow all directions included in the pre-registration link: https://apps.health.ny.gov/doh2/applinks/cdmspr/2/counties?OpID=50502565. Please continue to check back for appointment availability as slots are made available based on current vaccine inventory.

Step 2: Complete the New York State COVID-19 Vaccine Form here: https://forms.ny.gov/s3/vaccine. This form can be completed online and you will receive a submission ID upon completion. Please print out the page (or save a screenshot on your phone) and bring it with you to the POD. You will also need to bring proof of eligibility such as an employee ID card, letter from an employer or affiliated organization, or a pay stub, depending on the specific priority status.

People age 65 and over will primarily be vaccinated at pharmacies and other sites that are part of the “retail network.” Use the NYS online tool to find a location. The COVID-19 Vaccination Hotline is open 7AM - 10PM, 7 days a week, for scheduling vaccination appointments for eligible New Yorkers: 1-833-NYS-4-VAX (1-833-697-4829).

Evidence Based Resources on COVID-19 Vaccine

Vaccines are important. Researchers and scientists are taking significant steps to ensure
a safe and effective COVID-19 vaccine.


How will I receive vaccination?


Open Point of Dispensing (POD) The NCDOH has identified key Point of Dispensing (POD) sites to conduct drive-through mass vaccination operations in Niagara County. Open PODs are sites open to the general public to quickly, efficiently and accurately receive vaccination. These sites are staffed by county employees as well as volunteers. Vaccine is available for priority groups identified by NYS. As phases begin to open up for generation population, site days/times and registration information will be made available to those priority groups.
Vaccine will be provided to individuals based on the priorities and distributions as directed by the New York State Department of Health.

Medical and Non-Medical Volunteers -- Visit: https://www.niagaracounty.com/health/Services/Public-Health-Preparedness/Volunteer

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