All individuals in New York State who are eligible for COVID-19 vaccinations, whether because of a chronic condition, age or their job, need to make an appointment to receive a COVID-19 vaccine. Walk-in clinics are currently not available.
When you arrive for your appointment, in addition to showing your photo ID and insurance card if you have one, you may need to bring proof that you’re eligible to receive the vaccine. For individuals with eligible conditions, there are three options:
The easiest way to provide proof of your condition for vaccination is a Signed Certification through the New York State COVID-19 Vaccine Form. This form can be completed online (you’ll receive a submission ID and should provide that to your vaccination site), or you can fill it out when you arrive.
Another way to provide proof of your underlying or chronic condition is by printing a copy of a medical record. For Rochester Regional Health patients, the best way to do this is by logging into your MyCare account and following the below steps:
If you do not have a MyCare account, please follow these steps to get started. MyCare lets you securely connect with all of your medical providers and manage important health information through an easy-to-use platform.
You can reach out to your primary care or specialist office to request a letter as written proof of a condition that your provider is treating.
Please note that our offices are fielding a large number of calls related to COVID-19, so we recommend using one of the above options if at all possible.
For more information on acceptable forms of proof of eligibility visit the New York State vaccine distribution website.
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