COVID-19 Vaccine POD

The Oneida County Health Department and the Herkimer County Health Department have set up vaccination sites at both

Slocum-Dickson Ambulatory Testing Center @ 1 Notre Dame Lane. New Hartford, NY

AND

Slocum-Dickson Ilion Campus @ 55 Central Plaza, Ilion, NY

For assistance or questions call the New York State COVID-19 Vaccination Hotline at 1-833-NYS-4-VAX (1-833-697-4829)

Schedule a Vaccine Appointment

• If these dates are full, please keep checking these appointment links as cancellations may occur and vaccination times may become available •

New Hartford/Utica Vaccination Site

All individuals 12 years of age and older that reside in the United States are eligible to receive the vaccine. At Slocum-Dickson we are offering the Pfizer vaccine to ages 12+
In partnership with the Oneida County Health Department, the Slocum-Dickson POD will offer vaccines for individuals 12 years and older (use the links above to schedule a vaccination).
Parent/Guardian Consent Form: If your child is 12 – 17 years old and will be receiving the vaccine, please fill out and sign the COVID-19 Immunization Screening and Consent Form (PDF) prior to your child’s appointment. You will need to bring the signed and completed form to their appointment to receive the vaccine.  A parent or legal guardian must complete this registration for minors and a parent or guardian must be present at vaccinations of all minors.
Do not arrive more than 30 minutes before your designated time of appointment. If you do, you will have to wait outside the POD site until your designated time of appointment before you will be allowed into the line to be vaccinated.

Is the vaccine safe?

Yes. The COVID-19 vaccines have been authorized and approved for use by the FDA, medical professionals and a New York State independent advisory task force.  While 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. The Pfizer vaccine is now approved for children 12 and up. If you have specific questions, you should contact your primary care provider for more information.

NEW YORK STATE COVID-19 VACCINATION HOTLINE

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.

Vaccination Instructions

Instructions for New York State-Operated Vaccination Sites

Step 1: Determine eligibility and schedule an appointment. New York State’s online scheduling tool is the quickest way to confirm you’re eligible and make an appointment or you can click on a link above. You can also call the New York State COVID-19 Vaccination Hotline at 1-833-NYS-4-VAX (1-833-697-4829). Once you have successfully scheduled an appointment, you will receive a confirmation email that contains a barcode. You will need to bring this to your appointment.

Step 2: Complete the Vaccine Form. Once you have a confirmed appointment, you must complete the New York State COVID-19 Vaccine Form. This form should be filled out online and you will receive a submission ID indicating completion. You will need to bring the submission ID to your appointment. If you cannot submit the form online, it will be available at the vaccination sites.

Step 3: Bring proof of eligibility to your appointment. Individuals must bring proof of age. For individuals younger than the age of 18, a parent or legal guardian must provide consent for vaccination. A parent or legal guardian must provide verbal consent either while accompanying the minor to the vaccination appointment, or by phone at the time of the vaccination appointment. If the minor is 12-15 years old, they must arrive with a parent or guardian OR they need to bring another adult caregiver who has a signed designation from the parent or guardian and the parent/guardian must be available by phone.

Step 4: If you are getting the Pfizer vaccine, your second dose appointment will be scheduled automatically when booking your first vaccine dose. Your second appointment will be scheduled for the same time and at the same location, three weeks following your first dose. You will receive a confirmation email with details about your second dose appointment within a few days of receiving your first dose. Please keep this in mind when scheduling a first dose appointment.

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.

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