Lewis County to Begin COVID-19
Vaccinations for Group 1B Individuals on Tuesday

January 11, 2021   12:45 p.m.   Updated: 03:15 p.m.   By: Nick Altmire
    Lowville, NY- Lewis County officials announced during a Monday morning
    press briefing that the county will begin vaccination clinics for individuals in
    the state designated Group 1B on Tuesday.

    The first clinic is scheduled at the Lowville Elks Club on Tuesday, January
    12 from 1:30 to 5:30 p.m. This will be followed by a clinic on Wednesday,
    January 13, from 1:30 to 5:30 p.m. at the Constableville Fire Hall and
    another on Thursday, January 14, from 1:30 to 5:30 p.m. at the Croghan
    Fire Hall.

    Update: As of 3 p.m. on Monday, Lewis County reports all slots for
    this week’s clinics have been filled. More clinics will be set up next
    week, and in the weeks to come. Details on those clinics will be
    shared when available.

    Eligible individuals will be required to register for an appointment to be
    vaccinated at one of the scheduled clinics, and are encouraged to use the
    following website to complete the registration process: https://www.
    lewiscounty.org/vaccine. For those unable to access the internet, a special
    number has been established for scheduling an appointment- 315-376-9777.

    You must live or work in Lewis County to register for an appointment at one
    of the clinics. Proof of eligibility will be required at the time of your

    Officials say that the county has 500 doses of the Moderna vaccine on
    hand, and expect to receive shipments of 500 doses weekly in the near-
    term. The first three clinics will have 40 appointment slots per hour available.
    Information for future clinics will be forthcoming. More information can be
    found here.

    Groups Eligible in Phase 1A and 1B:

  • 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
  • Staff of nursing homes/skilled nursing facilities who did not receive COVID
    vaccination through the Pharmacy Partnership for Long-Term Care Program
  • Individuals Age 75 and older
  • First Responder and Support Staff for First Responder Agency
  • Fire Service
  • State Fire Service, including firefighters and investigators
    (professional and volunteer)
  • Local Fire Services, 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 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
  • Licensed, registered, approved or legally exempt group Childcare Providers
  • Employees or Support Staff of Licensed or Registered Childcare Setting
  • Licensed, Registered, Approved or Legally Exempt Childcare Providers
  • 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 employee
  • Public bus employee
  • Individuals 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
  • Public-facing grocery store workers
  • In-person college instructors
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