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Coronavirus (COVID-19) Vaccination

COVID-19 Vaccine Update

All Eligible Monroe County residents can now schedule an appointment at the Kodak Hawkeye building vaccine site (1345 St. Paul Street). 1,000 vaccine appointments are available daily. If you would like a vaccine appointment, are 65 years of age or older and/or have a chronic medical condition that makes you eligible call the NY State’s COVID-19 Vaccination Hotline today at 1-833-NYS-4-VAX (1-833-697-4829) or visit New York’s 'Am I Eligible' website. A doctor’s note is not needed; you will fill out an eligibility form when you register online.

Additional vaccine appointment slots can be found at other state-run and pharmacy locations.

What You Need to Know About COVID-19 Vaccinations

COVID-19 Vaccine Distribution

  • Latest  information can be found:
  • As directed by NYS, UR Medicine continues to vaccinate health care workers and 1B patients as supply allows.

Approved COVID-19 Vaccines 

  • Three COVID-19 vaccines are currently approved by the FDA, all of which provide near complete protection from serious illness and death.
  • Due to the limited supplies and logistics in vaccine handling, at this time you will not have a choice regarding which vaccine you receive.
  •  Our experts urge you to get any vaccine that is available to you; that is the best way to protect yourself, your loved ones and our community.
  • Learn more about the currently available vaccines:

Is the Johnson & Johnson Vaccine Effective?​

You may have heard that the J&J COVID vaccine is less effective than others, but most people don't understand what "effective" actually means in scientific trials. Our two experts explain what you need to know.