COVID-19 Vaccination Update

Tuesday, January 12, 2021
Good afternoon,
 
Today Chief Administrative Judge Lawrence K. Marks reported additional information addressing the vaccination eligibility of court personnel.
 
As was reported yesterday, the State Department of Health guidelines make clear that court officers and other court system peace officers are immediately eligible for vaccination, under the Phase 1b category.
 
Judge Marks wrote: “After considerable thought and discussion, we are interpreting the additional references in the guidelines to “Other Sworn and Civilian Personnel” and “Support or Civilian Staff” to include under Phase 1b all non-judicial personnel of the Unified Court System. This means that court employees who are interested in receiving the vaccine should schedule an appointment to do so on the State’s or New York City’s vaccination website…”
 
In addition, we have been informed that the CDC has expanded the current vaccination eligibility list to include persons age 65 and older, as well as persons with immuno-compromised conditions and that New York State will be expanding its eligibility criteria accordingly.
 
At present, there are multiple avenues to schedule a vaccine. Below is a list of links where you can sign up.
 
Please keep in mind this is not an exhaustive list –
 
Please be patient as the demand has overwhelmed the system. We encourage you to check these sites regularly for new appointments as necessary.
 
Before receiving the vaccination, you must complete the New York State COVID-19 Vaccine Form.
 
This form can be completed online at https://forms.ny.gov/s3/vaccine.
 
You will receive a submission ID, or you can fill out the form at your vaccination site. Individuals being vaccinated must bring proof of eligibility to the vaccination site. This may include an employee ID card, a letter from an employer or affiliated organization, or a pay stub, depending on the specific priority status.

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