COVID-19 VACCINE RESOURCES

New York City
NYC COVID-19 Vaccine Page
https://www1.nyc.gov/site/doh/covid/covid-19-vaccines.page

NYC Vaccine Eligibility Page
https://www1.nyc.gov/site/doh/covid/covid-19-vaccine-eligibility.page

NYC Covid-19: Vaccine Locations (includes links to schedule appointments)
https://www1.nyc.gov/site/doh/covid/covid-19-vaccine-locations.page

Lo que los neoyorquinos necesitan saber sobre las vacunas contra la COVID-19
https://www1.nyc.gov/assets/doh/downloads/pdf/covid/covid-19-vaccines-faq-sp.pdf

Nassau County
Nassau County Info Page
https://www.nassaucountyny.gov/5126/COVID-19-Vaccine-Information

How to sign up for a vaccine appointment in Nassau County
https://fernandinaobserver.com/county-news/how-to-schedule-a-covid-19-vaccine-appointment-in-nassau-county/

New York State
NY State COVID Vaccine Site
https://covid19vaccine.health.ny.gov/

NY State Eligibility Form – Am I Eligible
https://am-i-eligible.covid19vaccine.health.ny.gov/

OWPDD
COVID-19 Vaccine Page
https://opwdd.ny.gov/coronavirus-guidance/covid-19-vaccine

COVID-19 Guidance Documents
https://opwdd.ny.gov/coronavirus-guidance/covid-19-guidance-documents

COVID-19 Vaccine Plain Language Description
https://opwdd.ny.gov/coronavirus-guidance/covid-19-vaccine-plain-language-flyer

New Jersey COVID-19 Vaccine Registration

COVID-19 vaccines are on the way to hospitals and clinics across New Jersey. You can reserve your spot to get a vaccine now by pre-registering.

https://covidvaccine.nj.gov/

General Vaccine Info
CDC Facts about Covid-19 Vaccines
https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/vaccines/facts.html

FDA Safety Guidance
https://www.fda.gov/media/142749/download

PFIZER Vaccine Fact Sheet Sheet
https://opwdd.ny.gov/system/files/documents/2020/12/pfizer-biontech-covid-19-vaccine-eua-fact-sheet-for-recipients.pdf

MODERNA Vaccine Fact Sheet
https://opwdd.ny.gov/system/files/documents/2020/12/fact-sheet-recipients-caregivers-moderna-covid-19-vaccine.pdf

COVID Vaccine Information in Plain Language
https://arcwestchester.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/12/COVID-19-Vaccine-Information-in-Plain-Language.pdf

COVID-19 ALERT PAGE

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WHAT IS CORONAVIRUS DISEASE 2019 (COVID-19)?

Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) is a respiratory illness that can spread from person to person.

HOW DOES COVID-19 SPREAD?

Close personal contact, such as touching or shaking hands • between people who are in close contact with one another when an infected person coughs or sneezes • by touching a surface or object that has the virus on it, then touching their own mouth, nose or eyes with unwashed hands

WHAT ARE THE SYMPTOMS OF COVID-19?

Fever (100.4F) • cough • shortness of breath

HOW CAN I HELP PROTECT MYSELF?

  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands
  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds.
  • Use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol if soap and water are not available

IF YOU ARE SICK, TO KEEP FROM SPREADING RESPIRATORY ILLNESS TO OTHERS, YOU SHOULD:

  • Stay home when you are sick
  • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces

PREVENT THE SPREAD OF GERMS WITHIN EACH HOME:

  • Observe standard Universal Precautions as trained
  • Monitor individuals at least once per shift; notify nurse or designated staff if the individual show symptoms fever; cough; shortness of breath
  • Encourage individual to… • cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw tissue in the trash.
  • Wash hands frequently or use hand sanitizer
  • Stay home when showing signs of illness (fever, cough, shortness of breath)
  • Stay in their room—if they must leave the room, encourage them to wear a facemask (if tolerated)
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces

DIRECT SUPPORT PROFESSIONALS – UPDATED INFORMATION AND GUIDANCE

  • Direct Support Professionals are essential and integral employees to Office for People With Developmental Disabilities (OPWDD)’s provision of services, and that is especially true during this public health emergency. OPWDD has remained in close consultation with our partners at the New York State Department of Health and the New York State Education Department, as well as with those at the federal and local level, to ensure the health and safety of all staff.

    In guidance issued by the NYS Education Department, found at: Additional Guidance on Statewide School Closures Due to Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Outbreak in New York State – March 17, 2020, DSP’s are classified as essential health care workers:

    “Essential health care workers may include licensed health professionals such as physicians, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, registered nurses, LPNs and nurse assistants or laboratory personnel and direct support professionals. First responders may include paramedics, emergency medical technicians, police officers, and firefighters.”

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