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Essex County Health Department COVID-19 Vaccination Clinic: Friday, March 12 at the Schroon Lake Central School from 9am – 3pm.

Click below to register

180 appointments
Available for 1B Essential Workers &
People with Comorbidities and Underlying Conditions

https://apps2.health.ny.gov/doh2/applinks/cdmspr/2/counties?DateID=BCCC05055F2D02BCE0530A6C7C16FA80

100 appointments for over 65 age group
https://apps2.health.ny.gov/doh2/applinks/cdmspr/2/counties?DateID=BCCD241EF3E308F6E0530A6C7C16A52E

Moderna is the vaccine provided at our clinics.

Number of shots: 2 shots, one month (28 days) apart

How given: Shot in the muscle of the upper arm

Our Department must prioritize the essential worker population in 1B (list available here) and people 18 and older with the following conditions:

  • Cancer (current or in remission, including 9/11-related cancers)
  • Chronic kidney disease
  • Pulmonary Disease, including but not limited to, COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease), asthma (moderate-to-severe), pulmonary fibrosis, cystic fibrosis, and 9/11 related pulmonary diseases
  • Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities including Down Syndrome
  • Heart conditions, including but not limited to heart failure, coronary artery disease, cardiomyopathies, or hypertension (high blood pressure)
  • Immunocompromised state (weakened immune system) including but not limited to solid organ transplant or from blood or bone marrow transplant, immune deficiencies, HIV, use of corticosteroids, use of other immune weakening medicines, or other causes
  • Severe Obesity (BMI 40 kg/m2), Obesity (body mass index [BMI] of 30 kg/m2 or higher but < 40 kg/m2)
  • Pregnancy
  • Sickle cell disease or Thalassemia
  • Type 1 or 2 diabetes mellitus 
  • Cerebrovascular disease (affects blood vessels and blood supply to the brain)
  • Neurologic conditions including but not limited to Alzheimer’s Disease or dementia
  • Liver disease

The list is subject to change as additional scientific evidence is published and as New York State obtains and analyzes additional state-specific data.

What Can I Expect When I Get to My Vaccination Appointment?

Please arrive to your vaccination appointment with your driver’s license.

Please wear a short-sleeved shirt for ease of access to the vaccination site.

If you are receiving a vaccine as one of the prioritized groups (not part of the general population), please bring documentation that can be used as proof that you are in a priority group. This documentation could include:

  • employee ID card;
  • a letter from an employer or affiliated organization;
  • pay stub
  • or be ready to sign an attestation of eligibility due to a condition on the list above.

Local Health Departments must prioritize the essential worker population in 1B:

  • Individuals Age 65 and older who reside in New York
  • First Responder or Support Staff for First Responder Agency
  • Fire
    • State Fire Service, including firefighters and investigators (professional and volunteer)
    • Local Fire Service, including firefighters and investigators (professional and volunteer)
  • Police and Investigations
    • State Police, including Troopers
    • State Park Police, DEC Police, Forest Rangers
    • SUNY Police
    • Sheriffs’ Offices
    • County Police Departments and Police Districts
    • City, Town, and Village Police Departments
    • Transit of other Public Authority Police Departments
    • State Field Investigations, including DMV, SCOC, Justice Center, DFS, IG, Tax, OCFS, SLA
  • Public Safety Communications
    • Emergency Communication and PSAP Personnel, including dispatchers and technicians
  • Other Sworn and Civilian Personnel
    • Court Officer
    • Other Police or Peace Officer
    • Support or Civilian Staff for Any of the Above Services, Agencies, or Facilities
  • Corrections
    • State DOCCS Personnel, including correction and parole officers
    • Local Correctional Facilities, including correction officers
    • Local Probation Departments, including probation officers
    • State Juvenile Detention and Rehabilitation Facilities
    • Local Juvenile Detention and Rehabilitation Facilities
  • P-12 Schools
    • P-12 school (public or non-public) or school district faculty or staff (includes all teachers, substitute teachers, student teachers, school administrators, paraprofessional staff, and support staff including bus drivers)
    • Contractor working in a P-12 school or school district (including contracted bus drivers)
    • Licensed, registered, approved or legally exempt group childcare
  • In-person college faculty and instructors
  • Employees or Support Staff of licensed, registered, approved or legally exempt group Childcare Setting
  • Licensed, registered, approved or legally exempt group Childcare Provider
  • Public Transit
    • Airline and airport employee
    • Passenger railroad employee
    • Subway and mass transit employee (i.e., MTA, LIRR, Metro North, NYC Transit, Upstate transit)
    • Ferry employee
    • Port Authority employee
    • Public bus employee
  • Public facing grocery store workers, including convenience store and bodega workers
  • Individual living in a homeless shelter where sleeping, bathing or eating accommodations must be shared with individuals and families who are not part of your household
  • Individual working (paid or unpaid) in a homeless shelter where sleeping, bathing or eating accommodations must be shared by individuals and families who are not part of the same household, in a position where there is potential for interaction with shelter residents
  • High-risk hospital and FQHC staff, including OMH psychiatric centers
  • Health care or other high-risk essential staff who come into contact with residents/patients working in LTCFs and long-term, congregate settings overseen by OPWDD, OMH, OCFS, OTDA and OASAS, and residents in congregate living situations, overseen or funded by the OPWDD, OMH, OCFS, OTDA and OASAS
  • Certified NYS EMS provider, including but not limited to Certified First Responder, Emergency Medical Technician, Advanced Emergency Medical Technician, Emergency Medical Technician – Critical Care, Paramedic, Ambulance Emergency Vehicle Operator, or Non-Certified Ambulance Assistant
  • County Coroner or Medical Examiner, or employer or contractor thereof who is exposed to infectious material or bodily fluids
  • Licensed funeral director, or owner, operator, employee, or contractor of a funeral firm licensed and registered in New York State, who is exposed to infectious material or bodily fluids
  • Staff of urgent care provider
  • Staff who administer COVID-19 vaccine
  • 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)
  • All front-line, high-risk public health workers who have direct contact with patients, including those conducting COVID-19 tests, handling COVID-19 specimens and COVID-19 vaccinations
  • Home care workers and aides, hospice workers, personal care aides, and consumer-directed personal care workers
  • Staff and residents of nursing homes, skilled nursing facilities, and adult care facilities
  • Restaurant workers
  • Restaurant delivery drivers
  • Public facing hotel workers
  • For-hire vehicle drivers

Other COVID Vaccine Providers

Information in this section is provided as a courtesy to our community to ensure awareness of all vaccination opportunities. It may not always be current. Please continue to check for our clinics, NYS clinics, and those of your healthcare provider or local pharmacy through other channels.

  • Willsboro Pharmacy will start offering COVID vaccine on Wednesday, March 10th at 9am. To register for a vaccination visit adk.timetap.com.
  • Moriah Pharmacy will start offering COVID vaccine on Thursday, March 11th at 9am. To register for a vaccination visit adk.timetap.com.
  • Schroon Lake Pharmacy will start offering COVID vaccine on Friday, March 12 at 9am. To register for a vaccination visit adk.timetap.com.