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Updated In-Home Vaccination Information for NYC Residents
6/24/21 – EXPANDED EILIGBILITY FOR AT-HOME VACCINATION:
Any NYC resident (12+) is eligible to receive a Pfizer, Moderna or Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine. Members can sign up at nyc.gov/homebound or in this link: [ NYC] COVID-19 Vaccination – Homebound Residents (cityofnewyork.us). They can also call 1-877-VAX-4NYC to ask for assistance filling out the form.
Note: It is very important that you provide a phone number that you monitor regularly during business hours as they will call that number with appointment information.
In-Home Vaccination Information
The New York State Department of Health’s Office of Insurance Programs in partnership with NYS counties announced in-home COVID-19 vaccinations for individuals who are homebound due to physical limitations, cognitive impairment, other chronic conditions, a lack of transportation, and/or visual impairments, and who do not have access to supports that may help them physically go to an existing vaccination provider. Please consult with your Care Manager if you feel you meet the criteria. Click here for your county’s point-of-contact
5.28.21: In-home vaccinations expanding to New York residents ages 75 years & older & those all ages with disabilities.
Learn more: nyc.gov/vaccineathome or 1-877-829-4692
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For New York State and New York City COVID-19 vaccine vaccination locations, visit:
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To set up a COVID-19 Vaccine appointment speak to your Care Manager! Or
Go to the ‘Am I Eligible’ website or call the state’s COVID-19 Vaccination Hotline at 1-833-NYS-4-VAX (1-833-697-4829)
COVID-19 Updates from OPWDD
May 19, 2021
OPWDD has released the below updated guidance related to visitation, community outings, in-person day services, staffing and return to work:
In addition, DOH and CMS have issued the following guidance:
Medicare and Medicaid Programs; COVID-19 Vaccine Requirements for Long-Term Care (LTC) Facilities and Intermediate Care Facilities for Individuals with Intellectual Disabilities (ICFs-IID) Residents, Clients, and Staff
CMS has also issued guidance related to the federal medical assistance percentage (FMAP) funding included in the American Rescue Plan:
Find more guidance on COVID-19 at the following link:
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- Who is Eligible?
- How do I make an appointment?
- Tips for Scheduling & Scheduling Resources
- Can My Care Manager assist me?
- How to Prepare for an Appointment
- Informed Consent
- The V-Safe Program
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