As of Monday, January 11, 2020, the COVID-19 vaccine is now available for all early childhood educators in New York State. New Yorkers eligible for the vaccine include:
- 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
All vaccinations are by appointment only. Eligibility determinations and a list of nearby providers where appointments can be scheduled can all be done through New York’s new ‘Am I Eligible ” app. New Yorkers can begin calling the New York State Vaccination Hotline at 4PM on Monday, January 11: 1-833-NYS-4VAX (1-833-697-4829).
Educators in NYC: use the NYC COVID-19 Vaccine Finder to find convenient provider locations administering COVID-19 vaccines and schedule appointments for vaccination. See Child Care Workers Now Eligible to be Vaccinated – New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene for FAQs about the vaccine.
For more information about the vaccine and to check your eligibility, see Guidance for the New York State Vaccination Program or visit New York State’s website.