Covid-19 Update & Resources
The COVID-19 Vaccine Is Here!
Update on the Johnson & Johnson Vaccine - 04/24/2021 10:00am:
On April 13, the CDC and the FDA recommended a pause in the use of the Johnson & Johnson/Janssen COVID-19 vaccine out of an abundance of caution, which New York State followed. On April 23, following a thorough safety review, the CDC and FDA lifted the recommended pause on the J&J vaccine and said that the United States can resume use of the vaccine for adults. New York State's independent Clinical Advisory Task Force additionally reviewed the data and also recommended that the use of the J&J vaccine can resume. Health Commissioner Dr. Howard Zucker issued a statement saying, "The data has shown the vaccine's known benefits far outweigh the potential and extremely rare risks." We will continue to communicate regular updates, and we urge anyone with questions about the COVID-19 vaccines to speak with their health care provider.
All New Yorkers age 16 and older are now eligible for the vaccine. While the vaccination process is underway, New Yorkers should continue to wear a mask, social distance, avoid large gatherings and follow all other health guidelines.
COVID vaccines are widely available at pharmacies, local health departments, clinics, Federally Qualified Health Centers and other locations across the state. Use the Vaccine Finder to find appointments near you or contact your local pharmacy or provider.
To schedule an appointment directly at a New York State-run site, go to New York State's vaccine scheduler and follow the instructions. Appointments are not transferrable.
Resource Tool Kit
Health & Safety Resources:
Oneida County Department of Health
Small Business Resources:
Small Business Administration
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