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Vaccinate New York

Learn about New York State's vaccination program and get vaccinated! You can also find information on getting tested.
Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19)
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Last Updated: August 3, 2021 at 1:55 PM
What You Need to Know
  • On July 28, 2021, Governor announced that patient-facing healthcare workers at state-run hospitals will be required to get vaccinated by Labor Day. All NYS employees are also required, but have the option to submit to testing. 
  • On June 24, 2021 New York State ended the state disaster emergency declared on March 7, 2020 to fight COVID-19. 
  • COVID-19 restrictions are now lifted, as 70% of adults have received their first dose of the vaccine. New York State’s health guidance and industry specific guidelines are now optional across commercial and social settings.
  • The Open Enrollment Period for uninsured New Yorkers has been extended through December 31, 2021. New Yorkers can apply for coverage through NY State of Health or directly through insurers.
  • Health care workers can text NYFRONTLINE to 741-741 to access 24/7 emotional support services.
  • Any New Yorker can call the COVID-19 Emotional Support Hotline at 1-844-863-9314 for mental health counseling.
NYS Adopts new CDC Guidance for the fully vaccinated
Effective May 19, New York State has adopted the CDC’s "Interim Public Health Recommendations for Fully Vaccinated People” for most businesses and public settings.
COVID-19 TRACKER
View a county-by-county breakdown of testing and positive cases and facility level reporting of staff testing around New York State.