What you need to know about COVID-19
Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) is a disease that causes respiratory illness in people and can spread from person to person.
People of all ages can be infected. Older adults and people with pre-existing medical conditions like asthma, diabetes and heart disease may be more likely to become severely ill if infected.
For more information, please follow our COVID-19 FAQ resources below or visit health.ny.gov
Information About COVID-19 Vaccinations for Children Covered by Child Health
Plus and Medicaid
The COVID-19 vaccine helps keep you and your family safe and
is available to children older than 6 months.
Children under the age of
19 who are enrolled in Child Health Plus or Medicaid Managed Care can get free
COVID-19 vaccinations as part of the federal Vaccine for Children (VFC) program.
Many pharmacies, providers, and public health clinics in New
York State participate in the VFC program. Please check with them to see if
they participate in the program and can provide your child with a COVID-19
There is no out-of-pocket cost for vaccination. Pharmacies and
providers are not allowed to request payment for a VFC-covered service.
If you cannot find a participating VFC pharmacy or provider,
please contact or visit your local county health department for help.