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.
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
Essential, non-healthcare workers such as
- Police and Fire
- Corrections officers
- Food & agriculture
- Adults with high-risk medical conditions and adults 65+
- Remainder of Phase 1 populations
- Critical populations
- General Population