The vaccines to protect against COVID-19 are being rolled-out nationally, and hopefully represent the beginning of the end of this pandemic. Effective, Monday, January 11, New York State has expanded the list of people eligible to receive the COVID-19 vaccination to Group 1B. This group includes first responders, public safety and transit workers, education workers, and individuals 65 years and older.
You can visit the New York State "Am I Eligible" website at: https://am-i-eligible.covid19vaccine.health.ny.gov/ to find out when you can receive the vaccine. Vaccine allotment and distribution plans are dependent on guidance from the New York State Department of Health. White Plains Hospital currently does not have the vaccine and we will update our patients via email and continue to update this website as more information becomes available.
Once you are eligible, we encourage you to get vaccinated. COVID-19 can cause severe medical complications and lead to death in some people. Getting a vaccine is a major step in protecting you from getting COVID-19 or keep you from becoming seriously ill if you do get the virus. Our goal is to vaccinate as many people as quickly as possible in accordance with the Department of Health’s prioritization.
HELP END THIS PANDEMIC
“I firmly believe that this safe and effective vaccine will be a vital tool to protect our community and help us end this pandemic.” - Dr. Michael Palumbo, Executive Vice President and Chief Medical Officer, White Plains Hospital