COVID-19 Vaccine

Following guidance from the New York State Department of Health, Sun River Health has now begun vaccinating patients according to state guidelines (see below).

We know there is a lot of news, talk, and questioning about the COVID-19 vaccine. Many are interested in getting the vaccine as soon as possible, and others may have some questions about the vaccine.

It is very important that everyone who is eligible to get the COVID-19 vaccine is vaccinated. We have many resources about the vaccine that may be helpful to you (see below).

At this time, the vaccine supply is limited, and is not available to the general public. The vaccine is being given out according to New York State Department of Health guidelines, based on need and risk.

The vaccine is only available by appointment—there is no walk-in availability

New York State has determined that the people who can now receive the vaccine include:

  • People 65 and older
  • First responders
  • Teachers and education workers
  • Public safety workers
  • Public transit workers
  • College professors
  • Those who live or work in homeless shelters

If you are not one of these people described in that list, there is no need to reach out to us about the vaccine at this time.

We await New York State guidelines on the groups to follow.

Sun River Health is prepared to vaccinate patients who are eligible to receive the vaccine according to need and risk as decided by New York State. Our ability to vaccinate patients also depends on how many doses of the vaccine we receive.

Vaccine Safety Information

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) about the COVID-19 Vaccine

To watch a short video from our medical staff on why you should receive the vaccine, visit youtube.com/sunriverhealth.

Cost

All COVID-19 vaccinations will be at no cost to patients. If you do not have health insurance, there will be no charge if your only reason for coming into the health center is to get the vaccine (similar to a flu shot).

(If you are uninsured and are coming in for another reason but ask to get the vaccine aspart your visit, you will be charged for your visit according to our sliding fee scale.)

Availability

Please note that there are still a limited number of doses of the vaccine available. More appointment times will become available as soon as we have more doses. We will make sure that everyone who wants to get vaccinated will get an appointment as soon as possible.

We look forward to seeing you at your vaccination appointment soon!

Sincerely,

Your Care Team at Sun River Health