Information about the Phased Covid Distribution Plan

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The first New Yorker’s to receive the vaccine as part of Phase 1 will be:

  • High-risk hospital workers (emergency room workers, ICU staff and Pulmonary Department staff)
  • Nursing home residents and staff
  • Federally Qualified Health Center employees
  • EMS workers
  • Coroners, medical examiners and certain funeral workers
  • Staff and residents at OPWDD and OMH facilities
  • Staff at New York State OASAS facilities

The priority populations will expand the week of December 28, 2020 to include:

  • Urgent Care Center employees
  • Individuals administering COVID-19 vaccines, including local health department staff
  • Residents of OASAS facilities

Next week, we expect to open criteria to ambulatory care health care workers and public-facing public health workers.