New York State recently required Saratoga County Public Health Services (SCPHS) to restrict administration of vaccine to the groups below. However, individuals whose first dose of vaccine was administered by SCPHS can still receive their second dose from SCPHS.

  • First Responders or Support Staff for First Responder Agencies
    • Fire
      • State Fire Service, including firefighters and investigators (professional and volunteer)
      • Local Fire Service, including firefighters and investigators (professional and volunteer)

    • Police and Investigations
      • State Police, including Troopers
      • State Park Police, DEC Police, Forest Rangers
      • SUNY Police
      • Sheriffs’ Offices
      • County Police Departments and Police Districts
      • City, Town, and Village Police Departments
      • Transit Units of other Public Authority Police Departments
      • State Field Investigations, including DMV, SCOC, Justice Center, DFS, IG, Tax, OCFS, SLA

    • Public Safety Communications
      • Emergency Communication and PSAP Personnel, including dispatchers and technicians

    • Other Sworn and Civilian Personnel
      • Court Officers
      • Other Police or Peace Officers
      • Support or Civilian Staff for Any of the Above Services, Agencies, or Facilities

    • Corrections
      • State DOCCS Personnel, including correction and parole officers
      • Local Correctional Facilities, including correction officers
      • Local Probation Departments, including probation officers
      • State Juvenile Detention and Rehabilitation Facilities
      • Local Juvenile Detention and Rehabilitation Facilities

  • In-person college faculty and instructors

  • PreK-12 Schools
    • PreK-12 school or school district faculty or staff (includes all teachers, substitute teachers, student teachers, school administrators, paraprofessional staff, and support staff, including bus drivers)
    • Contractors working in a PreK-12 school or school district (including contracted bus drivers)

  • Licensed, registered, approved or legally exempt group Childcare Providers
    • Employees or Support Staff of Licensed or Registered Childcare Setting

  • Public-facing grocery store workers, including convenience store and bodega workers

  • Public Transit
    • Airline and airport employees
    • Passenger railroad employees
    • Subway and mass transit employees (i.e., MTA, LIRR, Metro North, NYC Transit, Upstate transit)
    • Ferry employees
    • Port Authority employees
    • Public bus employees

  • Adults of any age with the following conditions:
    • Cancer (current or in remission, including 9/11-related cancers)
    • Chronic kidney disease
    • Pulmonary Disease, including but not limited to, COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease), asthma (moderate-to-severe), pulmonary fibrosis, cystic fibrosis, and 9/11 related pulmonary diseases
    • Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities including Down Syndrome
    • Heart conditions, including but not limited to heart failure, coronary artery disease, cardiomyopathies, or hypertension (high blood pressure)
    • Immunocompromised state (weakened immune system) including but not limited to solid organ transplant or from blood or bone marrow transplant, immune deficiencies, HIV, use of corticosteroids, use of other immune weakening medicines, or other causes
    • Severe Obesity (BMI 40 kg/m2), Obesity (body mass index [BMI] of 30 kg/m2 or higher but < 40 kg/m2)
    • Pregnancy
    • Sickle cell disease or Thalassemia
    • Type 1 or 2 diabetes mellitus
    • Cerebrovascular disease (affects blood vessels and blood supply to the brain)
    • Neurologic conditions including but not limited to Alzheimer’s Disease or dementia
    • Liver disease

    Proof of occupational or medical eligibility is required to be shown at all vaccination clinics. Proof of occupational eligibility may include an employee ID card or badge, a letter from an employer, or a pay stub. Proof of medical eligibility may include a doctor’s letter, medical information evidencing the comorbidity, or a signed certification.

    In addition to occupational eligibility, all individuals must be able to document that they live or work in New York State. Individuals who cannot provide acceptable documentation at the time of their appointment will not be vaccinated.

    Residents who are interested in vaccination can provide their information through the county’s Potential Vaccine Recipient Interest List. Individuals who submit information to the list will be contacted when they can be offered a vaccination appointment through Saratoga County.

    New York State has established a network of distribution sites that includes pharmacies (who are being provided vaccines for persons aged 65 and older), hospitals (who are being provided with vaccines for healthcare workers), federally-qualified health centers, ambulatory centers, and state-operated clinics. Because vaccine supplies are limited, appointment availability at all locations is limited.

    The following pharmacies and health centers may have vaccine for persons aged 65 and older:

    SCPHS is currently not permitted to vaccinate other groups, including those aged 65 and older without qualifying comorbidities. However, all eligible individuals can be vaccinated at New York State operated vaccination locations. To determine if you are eligible to be vaccinate at these New York State operated sites (or other vaccination locations), please click here

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