January 11, 2021
Dear White Plains Residents,
Understandably, there have been a lot of questions about COVID-19 vaccine eligibility and how to schedule an appointment to get the vaccine.
As of today, January 11th, NYS has opened COVID vaccinations to Phase 1a and 1b eligible New Yorkers. These include doctors, nurses and health care workers, people aged 75 and over, first responders, teachers, public transit workers, grocery store workers, and public safety workers.
The eligibility requirements for being vaccinated and the sites where the vaccine will be provided are determined by the State of New York. We will continue to share the information we receive from the State as we receive it.
NYS has launched an online tool and a hotline to help those who are eligible find a vaccination location. Go to: Covid19vaccine.health.ny.gov to access the online tool. The Covid-19 Vaccination Hotline number is: 1-833-NYS-4-VAX (1-833-697-4829) and will be open starting at 4:00 PM today.
It is important to note that all vaccinations are by appointment only. The State’s online tool and hotline will help you determine if you are eligible for a vaccine and if so, show nearby locations where the vaccine is being administered. It is your responsibility to then call the location and make an appointment to receive the vaccine or where possible, book one online. Not all designated vaccination sites are ready to schedule appointments yet as they have not received their vaccine allotment. The Governor has estimated it will take 14 weeks to vaccinate everyone who is currently eligible under Phase 1a and 1b.
We have posted all of this information on the City website, cityofwhiteplains.com, and City social media pages and will keep you informed as we continue to receive information.
You may access up-to-date COVID numbers for White Plains from our website as well. Just click the link “Active/Total Westchester County COVID-19 cases” at the top of the page.
The vaccine rollout has begun, the end is in sight, but our journey is not complete. Please continue to wear your masks and follow the common sense protocols that have become second nature to us all.
Remember we are standing together by staying apart.