COVID-19 Vaccine Eligibility

Vaccine clinics are now FILLED! Please check back periodically for information on the scheduling of future vaccine clinics.

If you have an appointment scheduled already, please present proof of employment, age, and residency in New York state (see more below). Please refer to our Vaccine Clinics page for documentation that needs to be filled out and brought to your appointment.


NYS has assigned Oak Orchard to vaccinate the 65+ population and 1a and 1b healthcare workers.

Below is a list of acceptable evidence for proof of employment/age and residency:
Proof of work or employment may include:

  • an employee ID card or badge,
  • a letter from an employer or affiliated organization,
  • a pay stub, depending on the specific priority status, or
  • display proof of work via an application

If you are eligible due to age, you must produce proof of age and proof of residency in New York. To prove New York residence, an individual must show:

One of the following: State or government-issued ID; consulate ID (if New York address is displayed); Statement from landlord; Current rent receipt or lease; Mortgage records; or

  • Two of the following: Statement from another person; Current mail; School records.
  • For age, such proof may include:
  • Driver’s license or non-driver ID;
  • Birth certificate issued by a state or local government;
  • Consulate ID;
  • Current U.S passport or valid foreign passport;
  • Permanent resident card;
  • Certificate of Naturalization or Citizenship;
  • Life insurance policy with birthdate; or
  • Marriage certificate with birthdate.

You also qualify to receive the vaccine if you are a healthcare worker and fit these descriptions:

  • HIgh-risk hospital workers (emergency room workers, ICU staff, and Pulmonary Department staff)
  • Residents and staff at nursing homes and other congregate care facilities
  • Federally Qualified Health Center employees
  • EMS workers
  • Coroners, medical examiners, and certain funeral workers
  • Staff and residents at OPWDD, OMH, and OASAS facilities
  • Urgent Care providers
  • Individuals administering COVID-19 vaccines, including local health department staff
  • All Outpatient/Ambulatory front-line, high-risk health care workers of any age who provide direct in-person patient care
  • All staff who are in 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
  • This includes, but is not limited to,
    • Doctors who work in private medical practices and their staff
    • Doctors who work in hospital-affiliated medical practices and their staff
    • Doctors who work in public health clinics and their staff
    • Registered Nurses
    • Specialty medical practices of all types
    • Dentists and Orthodontists and their staff
    • Psychiatrists and Psychologists and their staff
    • Physical Therapists and their staff
    • Optometrists and their staff
    • Pharmacists and Pharmacy Aides
    • Home care workers
    • Hospice workers
  • The staff of nursing homes/skilled nursing facilities who did not receive COVID vaccination through the Pharmacy Partnership for Long-Term Care Program
  • Individuals Age 65 and older (Oak Orchard is not assigned to provide vaccines at this time).
  • First Responders and Support Staff for First Responder Agencies
    • Fire Service
      • State Fire Service, including firefighters and investigators (professional and volunteer)
      • Local Fire Services, including firefighters and investigators (professional and volunteer)
    • Police and Investigators
      • 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 or other Public Authority Police Departments
      • State Field Investigators, including Department of Motor Vehicles, State Commission of Correction, Justice Center, Department of Financial Services, Inspector General, Department of Tax and Finance, Office of Children and Family Services and State Liquor Authority
    • Public Safety Communications
      • Emergency Communication and Public Safety Answering Point Personnel, including dispatchers and technicians
    • Other Sworn and Civilian Personnel
      • Court Officers
      • Other Police or Peace Officers
      • Support of Civilian Staff for Any of the above services, agencies, or facilities
  • Corrections
    • State Department of Corrections and Community Supervision 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 or school district faculty or staff (includes all teachers, substitute teachers, student teachers, school administrators, paraprofessional staff and support staff including bus drivers)
    • Contractors working in a P-12 school or school district (including contracted bus drivers)
  • Licensed, registered, approved or legally exempt group Childcare Providers
    • Employees or Support Staff of Licensed or Registered Childcare Setting
  • Public Transit
    • Airline and airport employees
    • Passenger railroad employees
    • Subway and mass transit employees (i.e., MTA, LIRR, Metro-North, NYC Transit, Upstate transit)
    • Ferry employees
    • Port Authority employees
    • Public bus employees
  • Individuals living in a homeless shelter where sleeping, bathing, or eating accommodations must be shared with individuals and families who are not part of the same 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
  • Public-facing grocery store workers
  • In-person college instructors

Acceptable Proof of Occupation for Health Care Workers

Individuals being vaccinated who come from outside the facility must bring proof of eligibility to the vaccination site. This may include an employee ID card, license/registration, a letter from an employer or affiliated organization, pay stub, depending on the priority status. Alternatively, employers or organizations can provide a list of staff who meet the criteria for vaccination. Do NOT vaccinate any person who does not have proof of their occupation or priority status. Executive Order 202.86 imposes monetary penalties for any provider vaccinating an individual who has not certified eligibility or for who the provider otherwise has knowledge the individual is not a member of the priority group.

NYSDOH vaccine form includes a self-attestation regarding eligibility for vaccination, which must be completed prior to vaccination. Vaccination eligibility must be based on current employment status.


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