Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) – What to do. Where to learn more.

Westchester Vaccine Information

How do I register for a vaccine appointment?

  1. Visit the eligibility tool at: am-i-eligible.covid19vaccine.health.ny.gov
    • Note: Do NOT use Internet Explorer
  2. Fill in your eligibility information
  3. If you are eligible, you will be able to set up an appointment at a nearby location
  4. SAVE YOUR APPOINTMENT INFORMATION
  5. Fill out the vaccination form before your appointment: forms.ny.gov/s3/vaccine

What considerations should I make?

  • Talk to your doctor if you have…
    • Contracted COVID in the past 90 days
    • Received other vaccines within the past 2 weeks
    • Any autoimmune illnesses, or medications that suppress your immune system
    • A history of allergic reactions to vaccines
  • Bring ID, your appointment confirmation, and a copy of the COVID-19 form (step 5 above)
  • There will be a 15-minute monitoring period after your vaccination; 30-minutes if you have a history of vaccine reactions

Where can I find more information?

Westchester Dept of Senior Programs and Services: COVID-19 Vaccine Appointment Finder and Registration slides (as of 1/19/21)

 

An Update on Vaccine Availability from County Executive George Latimer (1/11/21)

 

Statewide Vaccine Info: covid19vaccine.health.ny.gov

 

Westchester County COVID-19 Dashboard

Free, authoritative, current resources

Hotline phone numbers

NYS COVID-19 Emotional Support Line, call (844) 863-9314.

 

National Suicide Prevention Hotline, call (800) 273-8255.

People under self-quarantine or exposure to known case, call (866) 588-0195

 

Question about testing – NYS Department of Health COVID-19 Hotline, call (888) 364-3065.

 

Westchester County COVID-19 Information, call 211

Westchester Eviction Prevention Hotline – Legal Services of Hudson Valley

 

Call (914) 468-2175

 

Are you having trouble paying your rent? Is your Landlord hassling you? Concerned about your rights as a tenant? Worried about your housing? Are you being evicted?

Westchester County Crisis Prevention and Response Team, call (914) 925-5959.

 

Westchester County Emergency Operations Center, call (914) 864-5450.

NYS Domestic Violence Helpline, text (844) 997-2121 or visit www.opdv.ny.gov.

 

Confidentially chat with a professional at any time of day or night. 

Can't pay rent?

HelloLandlord can help you write a letter to your landlord, based on your rights under the CARES Act.

 

Also see this presentation by Legal Services of Hudson Valley on the Housing Stability and Tenant Protection Act of 2019.

What you can do now

Be informed.  Review the resources linked above.

  • Wash hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. If soap and water are not available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol.
  • Avoiding touching your face, nose, or mouth with unwashed hands
  • Avoiding close contact with people who are sick
  • Cleaning and disinfecting surfaces that you frequently touch
  • Covering coughs and sneezes with a tissue. Then throw away the tissue and wash your hands.
  • Staying home when sick

Seriously.  Wash your hands.  Watch the video from the CDC on hand-washing how-tos and listen to this catchy hand washing tune from Vietnam if you need inspiration.

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