Medical officials for New York State have opened a new facility for people to get the new coronavirus vaccine.

According to reporting by WKBW, the New York State Department of Health has opened a COVID-19 Vaccination site inside Harrison Hall on the South Campus of the University at Buffalo.

This location, one of thirteen that are have opened across New York State that within the last couple of weeks, will be able to administer the vaccine to people on a limited basis. Due to the limited supply of vaccine that has been made available by the federal government, the vaccine is only available to people who are defined as immunocompromised, or eligible for other reasons like age or occupation.

The state health department hasn't yet released the exact criteria that determine if someone is considered immunocompromised or not. This has caused quite a bit of frustration and confusion among people in New York who are trying to figure out if they can get the vaccine now, or if they have to wait.

The early road is always bumpy. We’ve not been through this before...
-New York State Lieutenant Governor Kathy Hochul speaking with WKBW

New York State has set-up a website where people can determine if they are eligible, and schedule an appointment to receive the vaccine. You can find a link to that website here.

If you have questions about what to do, or if you are eligible, you can call the New York State Department of Health at 833-697-4829

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