Vaccine Information

The New York State Vaccination Program prioritizes the distribution of the vaccine by population risk and essential worker phases. We are currently in Phase 1a and 1b of the New York State distribution plan. For a full listing of the current eligible categories click here.

How Do I Get Vaccinated?

First Dose

Oneida County Health Department-operated vaccine points of dispensing (PODs) are by appointment only. You can make an appointment at county-operated POD on the main page of When appointments are available, they are posted near the top of the page in red.

In order to save time at your appointment, you can fill out a county consent form and bring it with you to your appointment. The form can be accessed here.

For seniors and those without internet access, you can also call 315-798-5439 seven days a week between the hours of 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. for assistance with appointment making.

Now that eligibility has expanded to all New Yorkers 16-years-old and up, demand for vaccination appointments at Oneida County-operated PODs might increase. If you have trouble securing an appointment you can sign up for our waitlist here. You will receive an e-mail, text message or phone call to register you when appointments or extra doses are available.

Second Dose

Some of the COVID-19 vaccines require a second dose. If you received the first dose from an Oneida County Health Department-operated POD, you will be registered for your second dose at the time of your first dose.

  • If your business or organization has 10 or more people who want to be vaccinated (vaccines come in vials of 10), Oneida County will set up a POD at your location.
  • Oneida County can provide transportation to and from our public PODs. To make arrangements, please call 315-798-5439.
  • Please email us at or call 315-798-5431 if you want to setup a POD at your location

If you are interested in making an appointment at a New York State-operated POD, click here.


Learn More

For more information on private vaccine distribution sites*:

For information about the vaccine, safety, distribution priorities, clinics, FAQs, and more, visit the NYS COVID-19 vaccine website*.
For more information about the vaccination process please call the NYS Vaccination Hotline at 1-833-NYS-4VAX (1-833-697-4829)*.

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COVID-19 Multilingual Information

Other helpful vaccination information links:

New York State COVID-19 Vaccine Program*
CDC COVID-19 Vaccine FAQ
Johnson & Johnson Vaccine Resumption

Pfizer COVID-19 Vaccine Resources

Moderna COVID-19 Vaccine Resources

*Please note, New York State’s websites and the pharmacy websites periodically crash due to heavy volume. The New York State hotline also experiences outages for the same reason.