The Madison County Department of Health has received 1,170 doses of Pfizer vaccine; appointments will be for March 15 through 17, 2021.

At 3 p.m. March 12, 2021, the Health Department will post a link for individuals to sign up for these clinics, which will be on the SUNY Morrisville campus at Hamilton Hall. You must have an appointment to attend these clinics; no walk-ins will be allowed. To see clinic appointments, visit

The MCDOH vaccine clinics are only for individuals who work in or reside in Madison County and are eligible according to New York state. Those eligible include public-facing essential workers in phase 1B, those 18 and older with one of the eligible underlying conditions and those who are 60 and older.

Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced that as of March 17, essential workers in the following categories are eligible: public-facing government and public employees, not-for-profit workers who provide public-facing services to New Yorkers in need and in-person public-facing building service workers. If you are in one of those new categories, do not sign up for a clinic until March 17 or later. To check eligibility, click here.

If you sign up for a clinic, you must be able to provide proof of your eligibility either through an employment ID badge or paystub, a summary of care or doctor’s note with the underlying condition identified, a driver’s license with your birth date or by signing the New York State self-attestation certification saying you are one of the eligible populations.

Those without proof of eligibility will be turned away.

Since the pool of eligible individuals has grown and there are still limited vaccine doses available, the MCDOH anticipates next week’s clinics to fill up quickly. If you are not able to reserve an appointment this week, do not get discouraged. As more vaccines are available, the MCDOH will continue to post available clinics at the link noted above.

Madison County understands that some cannot access a website, so the MCDOH is working to identify those requiring assistance in making an appointment.

The MCDOH would like to remind everyone that there are still cases of COVID-19 in our community. Stay home if you have symptoms of illness, and limit how much you go out in public. If you do go out, wear a cloth face covering, watch your social distancing and wash your hands.

Even though people are being vaccinated, we all still need to work together to limit the spread and protect each other.

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By martha

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