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COVID-19 Vaccine

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COVID-19 Vaccine

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If you’re not immunized, you’re not fully protected against COVID-19. It’s time to get vaccinated by visiting one of the many NY State sites or NYC sites or retail locations, or consulting the CDC’s comprehensive vaccine finder.

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.  

Persons age 12 and older are currently eligible to receive a COVID-19 vaccine, and access for younger individuals continues to expand. To see the most recent updates for vaccinating children and teenagers, please refer to the latest guidance by New York City and New York State.

Although ACPNY offices are not presently offering COVID-19 vaccines, we encourage all eligible patients to be immunized at their earliest opportunity. We are here to answer your questions and also recommend visiting one of the many NY State sites or NYC sites or retail locations, or consulting the CDC’s comprehensive vaccine finder.

To achieve full protection against COVID-19, you must receive all required vaccine doses and wait the necessary amount of time for the vaccine to take effect. After you’re immunized, it’s important to continue following current New York State guidelines and CDC news around masks and social distancing.

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.

New York State has created Excelsior Pass as its official form of proof that you’ve been vaccinated against COVID-19. You can sign up for Excelsior Pass to present where accepted as proof of vaccination, such as public spaces, sporting events, concerts, and more.

You can obtain your Excelsior Pass by signing up online or downloading the Excelsior Pass Wallet app. If you do, be sure to provide your name exactly as it appears in your patient record. The pass can be printed out or displayed on your smartphone and is available in multiple languages.

Learn more about the Excelsior Pass on the New York State website.

You can find trusted information on the COVID-19 vaccines, including safety, doses, and more, on the CDC’s webpage. You can also stay up to date by visiting the websites of the City of New York and New York State.