BUFFALO, N.Y. — Monday will be a big day for the state of New York's vaccine distribution.
At 8 a.m. the state launched a list of vaccine providers available online to those eligible. Beginning at 4 p.m. Monday, those without computers can also call 1-833-NYS-4-VAX (1-833-697-4829).
The website is now live, and you can view it by clicking here. You will need to go through the "Am I Eligible?" tool, which if you are eligible, will provide a list of vaccine providers you can call. 2 On Your Side will update this story with the phone number when it becomes available.
The website will allow those eligible to register to see a list of providers available to you to schedule an appointment. Phase 1B, which begins Monday as well, includes public transit safety and workers, educational workers, first responders and people over 75-years-old.
Some locations listed do not have the vaccine yet and are not taking appointments.
Tops Markets pharmacies says they will start taking appointments once they receive the vaccine. They are hoping to receive them later this week. They have information listed on their website at: topsmarkets.com/COVID19.
In a response to a follower in NYS inquiring about vaccines at Rite Aid, the pharmacy chain replied that they expect to have the vaccine later this week and will then accept appointments.
Erie County Executive Mark Poloncarz tweeted Monday morning that there is one site listed as a site that is not actually a vaccination clinic.
The Erie County Department of Health Sexual Health Clinic is not currently providing the COVID-19 vaccine and does not plan to.
The governor has previously said that it could take until April before all individuals in Phase 1A, which was healthcare workers, and Phase 1B are vaccinated. The state has said that supply is an issue, as it is only receiving 300,000 doses per week.