As of April 13, 2021, the FDA and CDC are recommending a pause in the use of the Johnson & Johnson/Janssen COVID-19 vaccine due to a very rare and severe blood clot in some individuals who received it. Safety is a top priority, and the use of this vaccine is on hold out of an abundance of caution until further case review and analysis later this week. For those who received the Johnson & Johnson vaccine, the potential concern does not impact the effectiveness of it. If you have questions or think you may be experiencing an adverse reaction to the Johnson & Johnson vaccine, call your primary care provider or other health care professional.
To find out if you are eligible according to the NYS Department of Health guidelines click here. If you are eligible, you will see a list of New York State operated vaccine sites and available appointments. Visit the COVID-19 Vaccine websites at covid19vaccine.health.ny.gov OR nyc.gov/coronavirus for locations where the vaccine may be available in your region. If you can get an appointment in that way, you should.
When you are able to secure an appointment, you will need to provide proof of eligibility relating to either age, employment status, or comorbidities/underlying medical condition. For medical conditions, self-attestation will be allowed by most vaccination locations. This means you will not need a doctor’s letter to get your vaccine, instead you will sign off that you are eligible. However, check with your vaccine location for requirements before your scheduled appointment.
As CareMount receives vaccine from the state, we will inform our eligible patients and give information about vaccine appointments at that time. Additionally, we will be listed on the New York State’s website.
There is NO waiting list. Our offices do not have information about when you will be able to get the vaccine at CareMount. Rest assured we will contact you when we are able to vaccinate you.
Thank you for your patience and please stay safe.
• For daily information about COVID-19 vaccination in New York State, visit the NYS Department of Health click here.
• For information about the COVID-19 vaccination program in NYC, click here.
• For the fact sheet about the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine, click here.
• For the fact sheet about the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine, click here.
• For the fact sheet about the J&J/Jenssan COVID-19 vaccine, click here.
• For information about COVID-19, visit the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), or the New York State Department of Health, or NYC.gov.