As of Friday, January 15, 2021, the Cayuga County Health Department has administered 2,400 doses of the first allotment of the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine at our vaccination clinics for those in priority groups 1A and 1B. Information about the Moderna vaccine can be found on the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) website.
Local vaccine availability is contingent on what the Federal government provides to New York State and NYS distributing vaccine to local communities. Currently, the Cayuga County Health Department is working to advocate for more vaccine and once more vaccine is received, we will be scheduling clinics.
As of January 18, 2021, NYS is directing those who are 65 years and older to local pharmacies for the COVID-19 vaccine. Many local pharmacies are receiving vaccine, but have wait lists. Please be patient.
For those who have attended first dose clinics hosted by the Cayuga County Health Department, you will receive communication about an appointment for a second dose once the date gets closer. The date provided to you on the CDC Vaccine Information Card is the earliest date you are eligible for the second dose. We will work to accommodate second dose appointments as close to the date as possible, but all of this is based on vaccine supply.
To identify if you currently qualify to receive vaccination NYS has set up the “Am I Eligible?”
For seniors or others without access to websites you can call the New York State vaccination appointment line. Anticipate being on hold a long time as the phone line is overwhelmed. The number to call is 1-833-NYS-4-VAX (1-833-697-4829)
There are a variety of testing options available in Cayuga County. The upcoming clinics being sponsored by the Cayuga County Health Department can be found here Testing Testing.
Local healthcare providers and urgent care facilities may also have testing available.
In addition, testing sites outside of Cayuga County include:
Onondaga County -
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