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Check with your doctor or local health department.
If you live in Erie County, New York, and are looking to get a covid vaccine:
Ask your employer or school.
You can ask your employer or school to get a covid vaccine for you. The best way to do this is by asking them directly rather than submitting an online form. You may also want to talk with them about getting a covid vaccine for your child and yourself.
If you don’t feel comfortable asking someone at work or school, we recommend contacting one of these organizations instead:
Ask at a public health center.
Public health centers are located in all counties and are the first line of defense against infectious diseases. They provide information on vaccines, health care services, and other public health programs. Public health centers can help you find a doctor who accepts Medicaid and offer additional services, such as testing blood pressure or diabetes levels. Public health centers can sometimes assist with insurance claims if your plan covers an illness (e.g., Medicare).
If you live in Erie County, New York, and need to get a covid vaccine shot:
Ask at an urgent care or walk-in clinic.
If you can’t make it to an urgent care or walk-in clinic, ask your doctor if there are any nearby. Urgent care clinics are open 24 hours a day and provide vaccines, medications, and other health care services to help you get better sooner. They may also be able to give you the covid vaccine in Erie County, NY.
Apply for benefits through Medicaid, Medicare, or the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP).
You can apply for covid vaccine through Medicaid, Medicare, or the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP). If you’ve been diagnosed with cancer and are getting treatment at a hospital, your doctor may also recommend getting a covid vaccine.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends vaccinations against the influenza virus yearly during the fall season to protect adults over 65 from contracting flu-related symptoms such as pneumonia and bronchitis if they get sick while traveling internationally.
Learn about the resources and options available to you.
To learn more about whether you are eligible for a covid vaccine and to get the information you need about how to get one in Erie County, NY, please get in touch with us at [email protected].
We will be happy to help answer any questions about this process.
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
The Golden Rule: How to Get a Vaccine