COVID-19 Vaccine Updates for Physicians

2022 DOH Guidance

2021 DOH Guidance

Dec. 23 Pfizer Receives U.S. FDA Emergency Use Authorization for Novel COVID-19 Oral Antiviral Treatment
Dec. 11 Information for Health Care Professionals about the Screening Checklist for the COVID-19Vaccine: Individuals 12 years of age or older
Dec. 11 Guidance for  the New York State COVID-19 Vaccination Program
Dec. 10 Guidance for COVID Vaccine Providers
Dec. 10 COVID-19 immunization screening and consent
Nov. 30 Important COVID-19 Vaccination Program Guidance 
Nov. 15 Statement from Governor Kathy Hochul on COVID-19 Boosters
Nov. 5 Important COVID Vaccination Program Guidance - Vaccination of Children Ages 5-11
Oct. 25 Important COVID Vaccination Program Guidance
Sept. 27 Recommendations for a single dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine
Sept. 23 Top Ten Reasons to Get Vaccinated Against COVID-10
Aug. 30 Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine Licensure and Expiration Extension
July 30 Janssen/Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 Vaccine Expiration Extension
July 15 Important Information regarding Janssen/Johnson & Johnson (J&J) COVID-19 Vaccine
July 11 Provider_Support_for_Excelsior_Pass_COVID-19_Vaccination_Data
June 24 Guidance for Facilities Receiving Vaccine
June 24 NYSIIS/CIR Reporting Requirements for the COVID-19 Vaccination Program
June 23 Excelsior Pass Fact Sheet for Vaccine Providers
June 22 Help Kids’ Safe Return to School - Get Caught Up on Recommended Vaccines
June 22 Call to Action: Catch up Children and Teens in Need of Vaccines, including COVID-19
June 15 JJ COVID Vaccine Extension
June 8 Guidance for Hospital Visitation
May 27 Updated COVID-19 vaccine transport guidance & tracking sheet and updated vaccine temperature excursion report guidance.
May 24 Guidance for The New York State COVID-19 Vaccination Program May 21, 2021
May 14 Guidance for The New York State COVID-19 Vaccination Program
May 13 What Clinicians Need to Know About Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccination of Adolescents
May 12 Elective_surgery_guidance_update_051221
May 11 "Universal Dose” Administration Process
May 7 Guidance for the New York State COVID-19 Vaccination Program
May 5 Health Advisory_Resume Use of Janssen JJ  Vaccine
May 5 Predrawn Vaccine Policy_5-3-21
April 26 Guidance for The New York State COVID-19 Vaccination Program
April 26 Fact Sheet for Healthcare Providers Administering Vaccine
April 13 NYS DOH Commissioner has released a statement regarding the Johnson & Johnson vaccine
April 7 Guidance for Facilities Receiving Vaccine for Week of April 6, 2021
March 30 Guidance for Facilities Receiving Vaccine in Week 3/30/21
March 23 Guidance for Facilities Receiving Vaccine 3.22.21 2136
March 22 Interim Health Advisory
March 22 NYS Physicians Practices Begin to Receive COVID-19 Vaccine - Physicians are Encouraged to Take NYS DOH Survey
March 19 NYS DOH Informational Message: Monoclonal Antibodies
March 17 COVID Vaccination Program Guidance
March 16 Important Update to NYS Vaccine Tracker Reporting
March 10  Guidance for Facilities Receiving Vaccine
March 8  DOH Guidance for March 8, 2021
March 2  COVID-19 Vaccination Availability
March 1  Vaccine Supply Issues
February 15           Vaccination Guidance COVID-19 Vaccine Can be Offered to P
atients with Co-Morbidities and Underlying Conditions

February 11, 2021:     Requesting COVID-19 Vaccine in NYSIIS
February 4, 2021:       NYSDOH COVID-19 Healthcare Provider Compilation
February 2, 2021:       COVID-19 Vaccine Confidence Resources

January 25 Update:     Weekely Planning Requests for COVID-19 Vaccines
January 15 Update:     Guidance for The New York State COVID-19 Vaccination Program
January 8 Update:       Vaccine Release Schedule by County

Community-based physicians and their staff are now eligible to receive the COVID-19 vaccine.  Below is information on how physicians and staff, including NY City based physicians, can make an appointment to receive the vaccine.   

To better ensure expeditious distribution of the COVID-19 vaccine, today the Governor announced additional possible enforcement actions against hospitals that do not distribute their supply within the week they receive it. 

COVID-19 Vaccine Process for NY State Physicians and Staff

The web page will ask for information for your name, where you live, and what you do for a living.  If you are in a priority group currently getting the vaccine, the site will show you the location of health care providers who can give you the vaccine near you.  Just choose the one you prefer, and schedule the appointment. 

COVID-19 Vaccine Process for NYC Physicians and Staff

The New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene updated their COVID-19 vaccination page with information for non-hospital providers, including vaccination locations and related scheduling. 

The NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene indicated that vaccine locations and supply are limited, and they are working very hard to ensure that providers and their staff across New York City are vaccinated as quickly as possible. The City plans to ramp up capacity at these sites and add sites over the coming weeks. MSSNY encourages physicians to check the NYC vaccination page regularly, as this is where the most up-to-date information will be posted. 

Community-based physicians and staff eligibility information can be found here

Physicians, Residents, Students and Retired Physicians Who Would Like to Volunteer to Provide COVID-19 Immunizations

The Medical Society of the State of New York encourages the physician community to volunteer to provide COVID-19 Immunizations to residents of New York State. The first step in this process is by signing up for ServNY.

Established after 9/11, ServNY is a volunteer management system, administered by the department's Office of Health Emergency Preparedness (OHEP), that is a Web-based registry of individuals who make themselves available to assist on behalf of New York State during an emergency.  Registering is important, as credentials are verified upon registration and periodically thereafter.  

When volunteers are needed, ServNY will automatically notify potential volunteers via phone or e-mail with the information necessary for a volunteer to determine if they are ready and available for the assignment.  Physicians would most likely be contacted by their local Department of Health, the regional hospital hub or by the county's Medical Reserve Corp.  Activation through this system ensure that there are liability protections for physicians and other health care providers.  

NYS Department of Health has two numbers for assistance:

  • 1-866-529-1890, option 1 to assist with the Heath Commerce System
  • ServNY at 1-518-408-5163