Vaccination Resources

COVID-19 Vaccine Information

The best way to prevent the spread of COVID-19 is to get vaccinated. And, people who are fully vaccinated should get booster shots as they become eligible for them.

Stay up-to-date on who should get a COVID-19 vaccine, who should get extra doses or booster shots and when they are eligible by visiting the CDC website.

Vaccinations and Boosters: Covered in Full

  • The vaccines, including booster shots, are covered with no cost share.
  • If you have Medicare or a Medicare Advantage plan, you may have to give your Medicare number from your red, white and blue Medicare card. This is different than your Independent Health ID number.
     

Where to get vaccinated and booster shots:

There are different locations where you can get your vaccinations and boosters. You may need to schedule an appointment. For information on where to schedule an appointment:

Be sure to take your insurance card, Medicare card, and your vaccination card when you go for your booster shot.
 

Unable to leave your home? In-Home Vaccinations are available

New York State, in partnership with counties, has posted information on how to get an at-home vaccine for people who are not able to leave their homes for different reasons to get vaccinated. To learn more about getting vaccinated in your home, view the In-Home Vaccination information by New York State.

Vaccination Facts

  • Millions of people have received the COVID-19 vaccines safely. The safety of every vaccine used is being watched. For the most up-to-date safety information about the vaccine, visit the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) website.
  • In the video to the right, doctors, nurses and researchers address common questions and misperceptions about the COVID vaccines.
  • COVID-19 vaccination is especially important for people with underlying health problems like heart disease, lung disease, diabetes, and obesity. People with these conditions are more likely to get very sick from COVID-19. Please consult with your health care provider if you have specific questions about the COVID vaccine and your health.
  • None of the authorized COVID-19 vaccines contain the live virus that causes COVID-19. This means the vaccine cannot make you sick with COVID-19.
  • Even if you have already had COVID-19 and recovered, the CDC recommends you still get vaccinated.
  • Visit CDC.gov for a list of frequently asked questions and helpful information about the vaccines.