Coronavirus - FAQ


What should I do if I have symptoms of COVID-19?

What if I've been exposed to someone with COVID-19?

What if I need to be tested for COVID-19?

Please call your primary care physician’s office directly.  Your physician knows your medical history and can give you the best direction when it comes to answering these questions.  If you do not have a primary care provider, please call Urgent Care at 315.798.1400 to discuss your symptoms and receive further instructions.

IMPORTANT:  If you are experiencing chest pain, severe shortness of breath, a fever of 103 or higher, or symptoms of a stroke, please call 911 or go to the nearest Emergency Room.


Is Slocum-Dickson Medical Group providing COVID-19 vaccinations?

COVID-19 vaccine is in limited supply throughout the United States.  Therefore Slocum-Dickson does not currently have COVID-19 vaccines, nor do we have any additional information at this time.  We recommend scheduling your  vaccination through a local vaccination clinic or pharmacy in your area.

Below is you will find links to some vaccination sites.  You may also contact the New York State COVID-19 Vaccination Hotline at 1-833-NYS-4-VAX (1-833-697-4829).  The COVID-19 Vaccination Hotline is open 7 AM – 10 PM, 7 days a week, to schedule vaccination appointments for eligible New Yorkers.

Due to high demand and limited supply of the vaccine, many vaccination sites may be fully booked.
Please check back regularly for open appointments.
Vaccines are by appointment only.

As soon as we have additional information, we will update our website and social media channels to keep you informed.

Is the vaccine safe?

Yes. The COVID-19 vaccine has been authorized and approved for use by the FDA, medical professionals and a New York State independent advisory task force. Both currently available vaccines about 95% effective. There may be some minor side effects. They are signs that the body’s immune response and the vaccine are both working. The vaccine is also safe for people with underlying health conditions. You are more likely to become ill without the vaccine.

When can I get the vaccine?

While the vaccine is not currently available at Slocum-Dickson, the vaccine is available locally to certain populations.

Due to limited supply from the federal government, availability is limited. More and more New Yorkers will become eligible as the vaccine supply increases. While the vaccination process is underway, every New Yorker should wear a mask, social distance and avoid small and large gatherings.


1-833-NYS-4-VAX (1-833-697-4829)

The COVID-19 Vaccination Hotline is open 7 AM – 10 PM, 7 days a week, to schedule vaccination appointments for eligible New Yorkers.

Where can I get more information?

The latest information is constantly changing when it comes to COVID-19.  To get a list of the most up to date questions about COVID-19 vaccinations, click here.

Additional Resources

County Health Department Resources