COVID-19 Vaccine

A guide to obtaining the vaccine for Columbia County residents.

July 2, 2021

See Columbia County Department of Health for the latest, official vaccination policies and procedures. The details on this page could be out of date between publish time and the time you are reading this.

Get the Vaccine

If you are eligible for the vaccine, use these resources to obtain a vaccine.

  1. View the latest information at the Columbia County Department of Health

    Get official information and instructions. You can also call the Columbia County Department of Health Vaccination Information Line at 518-697-5560.

  2. Check for availability across New York State

    Use the Am I Eligible site to view and register for locations across New York State

  3. Check Local Pharmacies

    Pharmacies are distributing vaccines to people 16 and over
  4. Get Columbia County Alerts
    • Sign up/sign in
    • Go to my subscriptions.
    • Under Columbia County, select COVID-19 vaccine information
    • Save
  5. Columbia County Department of Health appointments

    The Department of Health offers weekly clinics at 325 Columbia Street as well as pop-up clinics. You can also call the Columbia County Department of Health Vaccination Information Line at 518-697-5560.

  6. Call the New York State Vaccine Hotline

    Call for eligibility and location options: 1-833-NYS-4-VAX (1-833-697-4829).

  7. Check Eligibility
  8. Waiting List for Homebound Residents
    For Columbia County residents who are unable to go to a pharmacy or the Health Department, Columbia County will go to you. Call the Columbia County Department of Health at 518-697-5560.

70% First Dose

As of July 2, 2021 the CDC notes that 72.2% of county residents aged 18 and above have received at least one shot of the COVID-19 vaccine. In those 12 and above, the number is 70.1%. In New York rural counties, Columbia County has the third-highest vaccination rate.


I’ve been a consistent advocate for vaccine access. In addition to publishing a guide on how and where to get a vaccine, I helped organize a Hudson vaccine pop-up clinic. I’ve pushed the health department to provide vaccines to vulnerable populations and to bring the vaccine to where they are. In addition, I’ve advocated for New York state to provide data and transparency to help evaluate and improve vaccination programs.



See Columbia County Public Transportation for transportation information, including medical and senior dial-a-ride services.

Columbia County Office of the Aging

Seniors needing support can contact the Office of the Aging.

Additional Support

Do you still need help? Contact me.


Use the following resources to get the latest information.

Learn more about coronavirus response.