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Coronavirus (COVID-19) Vaccination

April 13 Update: Johnson & Johnson Vaccine

Today the CDC and FDA issued a statement recommending a pause in the use of the Johnson & Johnson (J&J, also known as Janssen) COVID vaccine out of an abundance of caution. New York State announced that it will follow this guidance. Patients scheduled to receive J&J vaccine through UR Medicine will have the option to receive either the Pfizer-BioNTech or Moderna vaccine while the pause is in effect. While adverse events related to the Johnson & Johnson/Janssen vaccine are very rare, anyone who has received this vaccine and develops severe headache, abdominal pain, leg pain, or shortness of breath within three weeks after vaccination should contact their health care provider. Read More.

How to Make an Appointment With UR Medicine

There are three ways to reach us:

Appointments are first-come, first-served and you will be assigned the first available slot. Please bring a valid ID with you. Please note, unlike the NYS vaccine sites, the amount and type of vaccine we have available changes each week. Currently we’ve been provided with Moderna and Pfizer – both of which are safe and effective. When you arrive for your appointment, we will let you know which vaccine you are receiving.

To Cancel an appointment or ask a question, call call (585) 758-0008 Monday through Friday. You can also cancel in MyChart.

Other Vaccine Distribution Site Information

If you would like a vaccine appointment, you can also:

  • Try to book an appointment at a NYS vaccine site by calling the COVID--19 Vaccination Hotline at 1-833-NYS-4-VAX (1-833-697-4829) or going to the Am I Eligible website.
  • Visit the Finger Lakes Vaccine Hub website to find additional vaccine providers by county with links to appointment scheduling sites.