New York shots are mostly for New Yorkers

By ANNEMARIE SCHEUTZ
Posted 1/17/21

People living on the Pennsylvania side of the New York/PA border have been asking whether they can get a covid-19 vaccine at a New York pharmacy, assuming they qualify in terms of age or other priority status (aside from employment).

The answer is no.

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New York shots are mostly for New Yorkers

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RIVER VALLEY — People living on the Pennsylvania side of the New York/Pennsylvania border have been asking whether they can get a COVID-19 vaccine at a New York pharmacy, assuming they qualify in terms of age or other priority status (aside from employment).

The answer is no.

Working in a New York facility that would qualify you seems to be a different matter, but you have to bring proof (like a letter, an ID card, or a pay stub) that you work there.

But those who would qualify based on age or other conditions are out of luck.  New York’s COVID-19 guidance points out that you still have to present proof of residency as well as proof of other qualification.

Residency is established by one of the following: statement from landlord, current rent receipt or lease, or mortgage records. 

Or it could be established by two of the following: statement from another person, current mail, or school records.

There’s a penalty if a provider gives you a shot anyway.

The guidance states, “Do not vaccinate any person who does not have proof of their occupation, age, or priority status, as applicable, as well as proof of residence or employment in New York. Executive Order 202.86 imposes monetary penalties for any provider vaccinating an individual who has not certified eligibility or for whom the provider otherwise has knowledge the individual is not a member of a priority group.”

The regulations can be found here.

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