|Lewis County Launches Online Registration
Portal for COVID-19 Vaccine Appointments
February 18, 2021 03:30 p.m.
Lewis County Provides Vaccination Update
Nine weeks into the County’s COVID-19 vaccination effort, Lewis County is
proud to report that 3,300 residents have received their first dose
vaccination, and 1,688 have received their second dose vaccination.
Seniors 65 years of age and older account for 53.5% of all first dose
vaccinations in the County.
Comorbidities/Underlying Conditions Now Eligible
On February 5th, Governor Cuomo announced that New Yorkers with
underlying health conditions will be eligible for vaccination beginning
February 15th. The Lewis County Public Health Department and area
providers are prepared for this expansion. Individuals with Underlying
Conditions who wish to be vaccinated in Lewis County will need to verify
their eligibility by completing a personal attestation at the time of
A letter from your doctor is not necessary.
A complete list of underlying conditions can be found attached to this
release, and on New York State’s COVID-19 website. Individuals with
questions about whether or not their medical condition qualifies as a co-
morbid condition should contact their primary care provider.
New Sign-Up Procedure
Due to the small number of vaccines received by Lewis County each week,
the County has established an online registration portal on the County’s
website. Completing the online registration will place you on a waiting list
held by Lewis County Public Health. As vaccines become available, Public
Health will contact those on the list directly to schedule a vaccination
For those without internet access, phone registration will be available
through the Lewis County Public Health Department at (315) 376-5453.
However, everyone is encouraged to assist their friends and neighbors
without internet by registering them through the County’s online portal.
This Week’s Clinics
There is still no word from New York State about this week’s shipment of
first dose vaccines, which has been delayed due to inclement weather
nationwide. At this point, it will be unlikely that Lewis County will offer a first
dose clinic this week, however, in the event the doses are delivered, those
registered on the online portal will be contacted to schedule an
Second Dose Appointments and Supplies
All second dose appointments are automatically booked during your first
dose appointment. Supplies for second doses are separate and distinct from
first dose supplies. To date, Lewis County has had zero issues with second
dose supply. After you receive your first dose, you can safely assume your
second dose will be available to you at your preestablished appointment.
Hang On and Wear a Mask!
To those waiting anxiously for a vaccine, your patience is appreciated. We
understand the registration system can be frustrating, but know that we are
making progress. As we wait for more vaccines, remember, the best way to
fight the spread of COVID-19 is to wear a mask, observe social distancing,
and wash your hands.
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