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ACPNY is receiving vaccines on a weekly basis from NYC and NYS government agencies. We received a very limited supply for this week and there are no more appointments available for this week’s supply. Please check back next week for updates on future vaccine supply and appointment availability.

COVID-19 vaccines will be approved for distribution to patients over a months-long process. We want to help you understand when, where, and how to seek a vaccination when the time is right. And, we’re offering guidance on how to stay safe and healthy until--and even after--you are vaccinated.  

ACPNY has begun to receive and administer COVID-19 vaccines to specific groups in accordance with the federal and state guidelines. For most patients, appointments for vaccinations will not start for several weeks, depending on eligibility. To see if you are currently eligible to receive the vaccine, please refer to the latest guidance by New York City and New York State.

If you are part of an eligible group, you can schedule an appointment by calling our Call Center at 646-680-4227.

We ask that you do not contact ACPNY about scheduling a vaccination appointment if you are not within a federal and state defined eligibility group. If you are not in an eligible group an appointment cannot be scheduled. Your patience is important because we want to keep our Call Center and appointment scheduling systems open for patients seeking care.

At this time, ACPNY is administering the Moderna vaccine to eligible groups. To learn more about the Moderna vaccine, click here.

After receipt of the first Moderna dose, ACPNY will schedule your follow-up appointment for the second dose of the vaccine before you leave our office.

  • Complete the NYS Eligibility Form in order to get vaccinated. You must show completion of this form when you arrive for your appointment. 
  • Read and complete the COVID-19 vaccine consent form. Bring the completed form with you on the day of your appointment.
  • Review the Moderna Vaccine EUA Fact Sheet for Patients.
  • Bring proof of eligibility to your appointment. This may include an employee ID card, a letter from an employer or affiliated organization, or a pay stub, depending on the specific priority status. If you are eligible because of your age, bring a government-issued ID that includes your date of birth (like a Driver’s License or passport) and proof of residence in New York, such as ID, landlord statement, or lease. 
  • If you are enrolled in a Medicare or a Medicare Managed Care plan, please have your Federal Medicare ID number found on your RED, WHITE and BLUE Medicare Card available at your COVID-19 Vaccine/Booster visit. The COVID-19 vaccine is free to you as it is covered by the state, however administration of this vaccine must be submitted directly to Medicare. If you do not have your original Medicare Red, White and Blue card, our offices can look up this number for you with your Social Security Number.

In addition to the steps above, please enroll in v-safeThis isa CDC smartphone-based tool that uses text messaging and web surveys to provide personalized health check-ins after you receive a COVID-19 vaccination. Through v-safe, you can quickly tell the CDC if you have any side effects after getting the COVID-19 vaccine. Depending on your answers, someone from CDC may call to check on you. And v-safe will remind you to get your second COVID-19 vaccine dose at the right time.

Following your COVID-19 vaccine, you will be required to remain in the office for 15-30 minutes. Our nursing team will observe you and assess for any serious adverse reactions.  These are rare.  During the observation period, you will receive your Moderna vaccine card and the team will assist you in scheduling your second vaccine appointment.

Viruses commonly change through mutation and new variants are expected over time. The new variants of COVID-19 are reported to spread more easily and quickly. Scientists are working hard to learn more about them.  

Early reports found no evidence to suggest that the variant has an impact on the vaccine’s intended results (efficacy). Preliminary research released from the makers of the Pfizer and Moderna vaccines show that the vaccine provides some protection from the new COVID-19 variants.

It’s important to continue taking all precautions. Getting both doses of either vaccine on time is just one of the ways you can help prevent the spread of COVID-19. After getting the vaccine, the best ways to help keep you and your family safe from COVID-19 are to:

  • Wash your hands often and disinfect frequently touched surfaces.
  • Wear a mask over your nose and mouth when around others. Some experts are now suggesting wearing two masks. 
  • Avoid crowds and stay at least six feet away from people outside of your household.
  • Monitor your health for any COVID-19 symptoms.
  • Stay home if you are sick.

The best ways to keep you and your family safe from COVID-19 are to:

  • Wash your hands often and disinfect frequently touched surfaces.
  • Wear a mask over your nose and mouth when around others.
  • Avoid crowds and stay at least 6 feet away from people outside of your household.
  • Monitor your health for any COVID-19 symptoms.
  • Stay home if you are sick.

Be assured that ACPNY will continue to inform and guide our patients when it comes to COVID-19 prevention and care, including when vaccination appointments should be made. To ensure you receive updates, watch for myACPNY patient portal communications. If you don’t yet have an account, register for one.

You can find trusted information on the COVID-19 vaccine, including safety, doses, and more on the CDC’s webpage. You can also stay up to date by visiting the NYC Department of Health website, or your state or city’s website.

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