Oneida County Health Department

"Promoting and Protecting the Health of Oneida County"

Due to a lack of vaccine supply allocation from New York State, Oneida County is out of vaccine doses and will not be taking new appointments until more is received. Please keep checking back here for updates.

Eligible New Yorkers in Phase 1a and 1b are:

High-risk hospital workers (emergency room workers, ICU staff and Pulmonary Department staff)
Residents and staff at nursing homes and other congregate care facilities
Federally Qualified Health Center employees
EMS workers
Coroners, medical examiners and certain funeral workers
Staff and residents at OPWDD, OMH and OASAS facilities
Urgent Care providers
Individuals administering COVID-19 vaccines, including local health department staff
All Outpatient/Ambulatory front-line, high-risk health care workers of any age who provide direct in-person patient care
All staff who are in direct contact with patients (i.e., intake staff)
All front-line, high-risk public health workers who have direct contact with patients, including those conducting COVID-19 tests, handling COVID-19 specimens and COVID-19 vaccinations
This includes, but is not limited to,

  • Doctors who work in private medical practices and their staff
  • Doctors who work in hospital-affiliated medical practices and their staff
  • Doctors who work in public health clinics and their staff
  • Registered Nurses
  • Specialty medical practices of all types
  • Dentists and Orthodontists and their staff
  • Psychiatrists and Psychologists and their staff
  • Physical Therapists and their staff
  • Optometrists and their staff
  • Pharmacists and Pharmacy Aides
  • Home care workers
  • Hospice workers

Staff of nursing homes/skilled nursing facilities who did not receive COVID vaccination through the Pharmacy Partnership for Long-Term Care Program

Beginning January 11, 2021 Eligible New Yorkers in Phase 1b:
Individuals Age 65 and older
First Responders and Support Staff for First Responder Agency

  • Fire Service
    §  State Fire Service, including firefighters and investigators (professional and volunteer)
    §  Local Fire Services, including firefighters and investigators (professional and volunteer)
  • Police and Investigators
    §  State Police, including Troopers
    §  State Park Police, DEC Police, Forest Rangers
    §  SUNY Police
    §  Sheriffs' Offices
    §  County Police Departments and Police Districts
    §  City, Town, and Village Police Departments
    §  Transit or other Public Authority Police Departments
    §  State Field Investigators, including Department of Motor Vehicles, State Commission of Correction, Justice Center, Department of Financial Services, Inspector General, Department of Tax and Finance, Office of Children and Family Services and State Liquor Authority
  • Public Safety Communications
    §  Emergency Communication and Public Safety Answering Point Personnel, including dispatchers and technicians
  • Other Sworn and Civilian Personnel
    §  Court Officers
    §  Other Police or Peace Officers
    §  Support of Civilian Staff for Any of the above services, agencies, or facilities


  • State Department of Corrections and Community Supervision Personnel, including correction and parole officers
  • Local Correctional Facilities, including correction officers
  • Local Probation Departments, including probation officers
  • State Juvenile Detention and Rehabilitation Facilities
  • Local Juvenile Detention and Rehabilitation Facilities

P-12 Schools

  • P-12 school or school district faculty or staff (includes all teachers, substitute teachers, student teachers, school administrators, paraprofessional staff and support staff including bus drivers)
  • Contractors working in a P-12 school or school district (including contracted bus drivers)

Licensed, registered, approved or legally exempt group Childcare Providers

  • Employees or Support Staff of Licensed or Registered Childcare Setting

Public Transit

  • Airline and airport employees
  • Passenger railroad employees
  • Subway and mass transit employees (i.e., MTA, LIRR, Metro North, NYC Transit, Upstate transit)
  • Ferry employees
  • Port Authority employees
  • Public bus employees

Individuals living in a homeless shelter where sleeping, bathing or eating accommodations must be shared with individuals and families who are not part of your household
Individual working (paid or unpaid) in a homeless shelter where sleeping, bathing or eating accommodations must be shared by individuals and families who are not part of the same household, in a position where there is potential for interaction with shelter residents
Public-facing grocery store workers
In-person college instructors


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Daniel W. Gilmore, PhD, MPH
Director of Health
Patrice A. Bogan, MS, FNP
Deputy Director of Health
Oneida County Department of Health
Adirondack Bank Building
5th Floor
185 Genesee Street
Utica, New York  13501
(315) 798-6400
Contact Us:
To report a public health emergency, risk, problem or environmental or occupational hazard after hours, call 315-798-5064