COVID Vaccinations

Rome Memorial Hospital has updated its website with the latest information about the COVID-19 vaccine, including those who are eligible and the links to the state’s registration system to register.  If you know individuals who currently qualify, please direct them to:  http://www.romehospital.org/covid_vaccine/ for the latest information.

Anyone registering for an appointment must complete the form located on the NYSDOH website: https://forms.ny.gov/s3/vaccine

More information about the vaccine can be found at: https://covid19vaccine.health.ny.gov/

Or, click here to see a presentation by Dr. Howard A. Zucker, Commissioner of Health for New York State.

Click here to read the New York State Health Department’s Vaccine Recipient Fact Sheet.

Currently, hospitals are continuing to vaccinate those who were prioritized in Phase 1A in weeks 1-3

(Frontline healthcare workers, EMTs, medical examiners, coroners, funeral directors).

Beginning Week 4, January 4, 2021:

  • All Outpatient/Ambulatory front-line, high-risk health care workers of any age who provide direct in-person patient care, or other staff in a position in which they have direct contact with patients (i.e., intake staff), will be eligible to receive COVID-19 vaccine.

o   This includes, but is not limited to, individuals who work in private medical practices; hospital-affiliated medical practices; public health clinics; specialty medical practices of all types; dental practices of all types; dialysis workers; diagnostic and treatment centers; occupational therapists; physical therapists; speech therapists; phlebotomists; behavioral health workers; and student health workers.

  • All front-line, high-risk public health workers who have direct contact with patients, including those conducting COVID-19 tests, those handling COVID-19 lab specimens and those directly engaged in COVID-19 vaccinations, will be eligible to receive COVID-19 vaccine.

Beginning Week 5, January 11, 2021:

  • Home care workers including those in the consumer directed programs.
  • Hospice workers.
  • Staff of nursing homes/skilled nursing facilities who did not receive COVID vaccination through the Pharmacy Partnership for Long-Term Care Program.

Future Phases As We Understand them Now

Dates to be Determined

Phase 1B

Essential, non-healthcare workers such as

  • Police and Fire
  • Corrections officers
  • Education
  • Food & agriculture
  • Utilities
  • Transportation

Phase 1C

  • Adults with high-risk medical conditions and adults 65+

Phase 2

  • Remainder of Phase 1 populations
  • Critical populations

Phase 3

  • General Population

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