SOLLIS HEALTH COVID-19 VACCINE UPDATES

We will be updating this page frequently with the latest Covid-19 vaccine updates for New York and Los Angeles.

If you have additional questions, please send us an email to

memberservices@sollishealth.com

Updated as of 03/29/2021 at 3 PM EST

NEW YORK STATE UPDATES

Starting March 30th, New Yorkers 30 years of age and older will be eligible to the vaccine. Additionally, Governor Cuomo plans to open up access for those 16 and older the following week, on April 6.

New York State has also initiated the Excelsior Pass in order to support a safe reopening of the State. The Excelsior pass is a free, fast and secure way to present digital proof of COVID-19 vaccination or negative test results.

Eligible New Yorkers seeking appointments should visit New York’s Am I Eligible website or call the state’s hotline at 1-833-NYS-4-VAX (1-833-697-4829).

If you qualify for a vaccine based on a pre-existing medical condition, you do not need documentation from your personal healthcare provider or any other proof of your condition to get a vaccine in New York City. It is only necessary for you to self-certify using this New York City Certification of Eligibility form.

New York has also created a form for those who are fully homebound to apply for in-home vaccinations. You can access that form here.

Other helpful websites include: Vaccine Finder, which allows you to search by zip code and by vaccine, NYC Lookup and NYS Lookup.

CONNECTICUT STATE UPDATES

Vaccine scheduling is now available in the state of Connecticut for individuals 65 and older, healthcare personnel, longer-term care facility residents, medical first responders, and residents and staff of select congregate settings.

In the coming weeks, eligibility will open up to include PreK – 12 school staff, teachers and early childhood care providers These vaccinations will be provided at dedicated clinics specifically set up for that purpose.

Age of eligibility will also expand according to the following schedule:

  • March 1, 2021: Opens to ages 55 to 64
  • March 22, 2021: Opens to ages 45 to 54
  • April 12, 2021: Opens to ages 35 to 44
  • May 3, 2021: Opens to ages 16 to 34

 

 

 

 

 

CALIFORNIA STATE UPDATE

Sollis Health currently doesn’t have vaccinations in supply in California.  For your reference we have created a location-specific resource for California (replace California with link to one pager doc).

We recommend visiting California’s Covid-19 website to learn more about local eligibility information and additional vaccination sites.

Starting April 1st, California residents who are at least 50 years old can get, and all Californians 16 and older will be eligible starting April 15.  As has been the case throughout the rollout, the State reminds residents that eligibility does not guarantee immediate access to an appointment.

California is currently vaccinating people aged 16-64 with high-risk medical conditions or disabilities are eligible because they are pregnant or because they have one or more of the following severe health conditions: cancer; chronic kidney disease, chronic pulmonary disease; Down Syndrome; solid organ transplant leading to a weakened immune system; Sickle cell disease; heart conditions, such as heart failure, coronary artery disease, or cardiomyopathies (but not hypertension); severe obesity (Body Mass Index ≥ 40 kg/m2); Type 2 diabetes mellitus with hemoglobin A1c level greater than 7.5%.

As of Thursday March 25, newly qualified residents can go through their doctor’s office to begin booking appointments, so long as the actual appointments are on or after the day they become eligible, April 1 or 15.

This website from the California Department of Public Health allows Los Angeles and San Diego residents to be notified when it’s their turn to get vaccinated Depending on their eligibility, residents will also be able to reserve an appointment through the state’s My Turn scheduling site on April 1, April 15 or later. Appointments are available here.

The Federal Retail Pharmacy Program has been activated with select pharmacy partners. Currently, eligible groups include those aged 65+, health-care workers, long-term care residents and staff, food and agriculture workers, education and childcare workers, and emergency services workers. Eligible individuals may schedule appointments via the below links: 

• CVS  

FLORIDA STATE UPDATES

As of Monday March 29th,  all persons 40 years and older are eligible to receive the vaccine in Florida. Additional qualifications under 40 years of age continue to include persons determined to be extremely vulnerable by a physician (form required); Long-term care residents and staff; and healthcare workers with direct patient contact. Visit Florida’s Covid-19 website to learn about local eligibility information and vaccination sites.

Florida has many sites providing COVID-19 vaccine free to residents. Use the vaccine finder to find a site near you. Supplies are limited and appointments may be required. The state also has a pre-registration system for anyone who is currently eligible to be vaccinated. This site also provides information regarding vaccinations in the Miami area. You can save a place in line using Florida’s MyVaccine site. Some other locations offering the vaccine include: CVS, Publix, Walmart, Winn-Dixie.

Effective Monday, April 5, 2021 all Florida residents will be eligible to receive any COVID-19 vaccine as prescribed by the Food and Drug Administration. The Pfizer vaccine is authorized for persons 16 and up. The Moderna and Janssen (Johnson and Johnson) vaccines are authorized for persons age 18 and up.

SOLLIS HEALTH UPDATES

Please know that Sollis has ordered a vaccine for every member, but distribution remains at the discretion of each state. (This includes both doses.) We do not have control over vaccine shipments. We are doing everything to get more vaccines as quickly as possible, including speaking regularly with local and state-level governments. We advise you to continue monitoring State websites for vaccination appointments.

COVID-19 VACCINE SCREENING SURVEY

To help Sollis prepare for future vaccine allocations, please fill out the Covid-19 Vaccine Screening Survey that was distributed to our members’ inboxes on January 12. Completing the survey will neither put you on a waitlist nor guarantee vaccination. It will help us categorize our member base into distribution groups so we can be as organized as possible when eligibility for the vaccine widens and when we receive additional vaccine supply.