Following guidance from the State of New York and CDC, the UVM Health Network remains focused on the vaccination of eligible individuals within Phase 1a, including frontline health care workers, people living in long-term care facilities, and community health care partners providing health care services outside the hospital setting.
Individuals eligible to receive the vaccine in New York State also include segments of Phase 1b – a group of more than seven million individuals that includes those 65 and older, first responders, corrections officers, teachers and school staff, childcare workers and more. Read more about New York's phased distribution of the COVID-19 vaccine, including eligibility for New Yorkers in Phase 1a and Phase 1b.
There is no set timeline for vaccine distribution, given limited supplies of COVID-19 vaccines. According to the New York State website, eligible New Yorkers are required to schedule a vaccination appointment, which may be up to 14 weeks in the future, at state-identified vaccination sites. Your patience is appreciated.