COVID-19 Vaccine

*NOTE:  Registration for vaccine appointments through the Broome County Health Department is only done online, please do not call the health department. If you need assistance call 211. We appreciate your patience. 

In the United States there is now an authorized or approved vaccine to prevent COVID-19.

Are you currently eligible to get the vaccine in New York? Click here to find out. 

The Broome County Health Department is currently providing the COVID-19 Vaccine ONLY to NYS eligible groups. If you are not sure if you qualify use the NYS Screening Tool. Proof of eligibility will need to be provided at the appointment. Click on the image below to make an appointment.

*Appointments at SUNY Broome are booked for this week. Please check back next week for an update. 

To make an appointment at the NYS run vaccine site in Johnson City click here

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Below are some links to help you learn more about the COVID-19 vaccine and what this means for Broome County:

Local Resources

UHS COVID-19 Vaccine Information 

Ascension Lourdes COVID-19 Vaccine Information

State Resources

New York State COVID-19 Vaccine Program 

New York State Phased Distribution Plan

Latest News from the New York State Department of Health

COVID-19 Vaccination Hotline: 1-833-NYS-4-VAX (1-833-697-4829).

Federal Resources

COVID-19 Vaccine Information from the Centers of Disease Control (CDC)

For answers from the CDC to frequently asked questions click here

Frequently Asked Questions

If I have already had COVID-19 and recovered, do I still need to get a COVID-19 vaccine?

COVID-19 vaccination will be offered to you regardless of whether you already had COVID-19 infection. Anyone currently infected with COVID-19 should wait to get vaccinated until after their illness has resolved and after they have met the criteria to discontinue isolation. The COVID vaccine is shown to provide better long-term coverage that actually having the virus itself.

How many shots of COVID-19 vaccine are needed? 

The two authorized and recommended vaccines to prevent COVID-19 in the United States both need two shots to be effective. Depending on the manufacturer the time between vaccinations could be 21-28 days.

Do I need to continue to wear a mask and avoid close contact with others after I have received two doses of the vaccine?

Yes. While experts learn more about the protection that COVID-19 vaccines provide under real-life conditions, it will be important for everyone to continue using all the tools available to us to help stop this pandemic, like covering your mouth and nose with a mask, washing hands often, and staying at least six feet away from others

I hear about going to a “POD” for my vaccine, what does that mean?

The term POD stands for a “Point of Distribution” which simply means an organized manner to quickly get medications to our residents. At a COVID vaccine POD you can expect to be screened and cleared for the vaccine, have it administered and be monitored for a short-time afterwards. 

If you have questions about other immunizations and vaccine resources provided by the Health Department head to: