COVID-19 Vaccine Information
- Currently, two COVID-19 vaccines have been approved by the FDA and New York State's independent Clinical Advisory Task Force: one that was developed by Pfizer and BioNTech and another that was developed by Moderna.
- The first New Yorkers to receive the vaccine will be high-risk hospital workers (emergency room workers, ICU staff and Pulmonary Department staff), nursing home residents, nursing home staff, followed by all long-term and congregate care residents and staff, EMS workers, other health care workers, coroners, and medical examiners. Staff at every hospital will have access to the first vaccine allocation.
- The vaccines will be available at no cost.
- While the vaccination process is underway, all New Yorkers should wear masks, practice social distancing, and avoid small and large gatherings.
CDC and FDA Vaccine Safety and Post Vaccine Management
COVID-19 Vaccine EUA Fact Sheets for Recipients and Caregivers
The FDA requires that vaccine recipients or their caregivers are provided with certain vaccine-specific EUA information to help make an informed decision about vaccination.
CDC V-safe After Vaccination Health Checker
Provides information on how to register and complete a v-safe health check-in (including step-by-instructions with images), troubleshooting, FAQs, and contact information for technical support. These web pages will be continuously updated with additional resources.
Infection Prevention and Control Considerations for Healthcare Personnel with Systemic Symptoms Following COVID-19 Vaccination (CDC)
includes suggested approaches to evaluating and managing post-vaccination symptoms among HCP.
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