FAQ on the Vaccination Center at the Expo Center

Vaccination

The State Fairgrounds is hosting a COVID-19 vaccination distribution site run by New York State through the New York State Department of Health at the Expo Center. People must make appointments online or by calling the state hotline. The Fair is not in charge of this distribution site and people cannot make appointments by calling the Fair. Only people designated in Phases 1A and 1B are eligible. Check here to find out if you are eligible under Phases 1A and 1B: https://covid19vaccine.health.ny.gov/. 

The following FAQ provides important information and answers to many questions regarding the vaccination site.  Any additional questions can be directed to Site Manager Troy Waffner at 315-415-6985. 

 

YOUR FIRST APPOINTMENT

-I’d like to be vaccinated. How do I do that? 

Go to: https://covid19vaccine.health.ny.gov/
Call: 1-833-NYS-4-VAX (1-833-697-4829)
Do NOT call the Fairgrounds. We cannot book appointments. 

-Am I eligible to be vaccinated? 

Go to: https://am-i-eligible.covid19vaccine.health.ny.gov/ 
Call: 1-833-NYS-4-VAX (1-833-697-4829) 

-What are the hours for the vaccination clinic? 

Hours of operations will depend on the availability of the vaccine.
Go to: https://am-i-eligible.covid19vaccine.health.ny.gov/ 
Call: 1-833-NYS-4-VAX (1-833-697-4829) 

-I tried to make an appointment but they are full. 

Since federal supply severely limits the ability to distribute vaccine, New Yorkers are encouraged to remain patient and are advised not to show up at vaccination sites without an appointment. With vaccines arriving at a rate of approximately 300,000 doses per week eligible New Yorkers should be prepared to receive an appointment date as far as 14 weeks in the future.

Appointments must be booked by going online to: https://am-i-eligible.covid19vaccine.health.ny.gov/or calling 1-833-NYS-4-VAX (1-833-697-4829). We do not book appointments at the Fair. 

-Can I come without an appointment? 

No. You must make an appointment. 

 

YOUR SECOND APPOINTMENT

-What is the process for the second dose vaccination appointment? 

You should receive your second dose at the same facility as your first dose. At the State Fair Expo Center facility, after your first dose, you will automatically be scheduled for your second vaccination. You will receive confirmation one or two days after your visit with appointment details. All appointments are being booked for 21 days (or three weeks) later, at the same time slot as your first dose. For example, if you received your first dose at the Expo Center on 1/20/21 at 11:30 AM, you will automatically be booked for a second dose appointment on 2/10/21 at 11:30 AM. You should bring your vaccine card and ID with you. 

-How do I make my appointment for my second vaccination? 

Your appointment for the second dose is 21 days (or three weeks) after your first appointment, at exactly the same time as your first appointment.  

-I haven't gotten a confirmation for my second appointment 

Your appointment for the second dose is 21 days (or three weeks) after your first appointment, at exactly the same time as your first appointment.  Please bring the vaccination card you received at the first appointment. 

-What other locations in CNY can I get a vaccine?  

Some pharmacies and local health departments are vaccinating eligible populations based on vaccine availability. You should contact them directly. 

 

GENERAL QUESTIONS:

-I made an appointment at the Fairgrounds but got an earlier appointment somewhere else. 

Please call the state hotline at 1-833-NYS-4-VAX (1-833-697-4829) to cancel the appointment so someone else can get the vaccine. 

-I am a member of an eligible group but all of your appointments are booked. 

The vaccination sites are run by the New York State Department of Health. The State Fair is not booking appointments. You can find information on the website or by calling the hotline. Go to: https://am-i-eligible.covid19vaccine.health.ny.gov/
Call: 1-833-NYS-4-VAX (1-833-697-4829) 

-What other locations are offering the vaccination? 

Go to: https://am-i-eligible.covid19vaccine.health.ny.gov/
Call: 1-833-NYS-4-VAX (1-833-697-4829) 

 

ABOUT YOUR VISIT:

-Which Gate do I go in? 

All vehicles must enter Gate 6 and will be directed to the Expo Center. 

-Where on the Fairgrounds is the vaccination site? 

At the Expo Center. If you have an appointment, go to Gate 6 and you will be directed to the site. 

-Is ADA-accessible parking available at the Expo Center? 

Yes. 

-Are wheelchairs available? 

Wheelchairs are available in the reception area. Staffers in the reception area will help you. 

 

I STILL HAVE QUESTIONS

If you have additional questions regarding scheduling or the facility, call Site Manager, Troy Waffner at 315-415-6985.