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2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19)
Weekly Vaccine Doses 

THE HEALTH AND WELL-BEING of our community is our top priority. Tompkins County Health Department (TCHD) is working closely with community partners to prevent and respond to the evolving novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak.


Vaccine Dose Allocation by Tompkins County

 [ Weekly Dose Table ]

The New York State Department of Health (NYSDOH) determines vaccine distribution to counties based on the allocation it receives from the federal government. The Tompkins County Health Department (TCHD) makes decisions on how to prioritize doses within the constraints of its weekly supply. This supply is for first doses only.

  • Registration links for all people eligible to get vaccinated in Tompkins County will be distributed among individuals who have signed up on the Tompkins County Vaccine Registry.
    • Must be age 16 years or more.
    • Must live in, work in, or go to school in New York State.
    • Must meet TCHD’s priorities listed on the registration form.

More information

  • Find "Vaccine Update" press releases here, or click the dates in the table below.
  • Find total of vaccinations given here.
  • The weekly allotment is for first doses only. Second doses are distributed by the federal government based on where first doses were administered.

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Dose Allocation and Priority Workers  
Click the date to open the press release with full details

Dose allocation to counties is set by New York State. Appointment priorities are set by TCHD and /or NYS.

Week of: April 19, 2021 (Week 19)

Number of doses allocated to TCHD

  • 2,300 by NYS (Moderna)

CHS Administered (2,300 doses)

  • Individuals age 18+
  • Cornell University students at a Friday clinic on the Cornell campus
  • Main CHS site at the Shops at Ithaca Mall: One-click registration for Sat., Apr. 24

Notification sources

  • Random selection of individuals signed up on the Tompkins County Vaccine Registry
  • Random selection of individuals who identified themselves as a Cornell student on the Vaccine Registry

Week of: April 12, 2021 (Week 18)

Number of doses allocated to TCHD

  • 2,170 by NYS (Moderna & Pfizer)
  • 700 reallocated from other NYS Regions

CHS Administered (2,870)

  • Individuals age 18+ will get the Moderna vaccine
  • Individuals age 16-18 will get the Pfizer vaccine

Notification sources

  • Random selection from the Tompkins County Vaccine Registry
  • Homebound individuals: TCHD will continue to use the Vaccine Registry to communicate directly with homebound individuals and/or their caregivers for available appointments.

Week of: April 5, 2021 (Week 17)

Number of doses allocated to TCHD

  • 2,200 by NYS
  • 600 by the regional vaccination hub

CHS Administered (2,500 doses)

  • All individuals age 16+

Other allocations (TCHD administered)

  • Homebound and marginalized individuals (100 doses of the J&J vaccine)
  • Pop-up clinic at Lehman Alternative Community School (LACS) on Apr. 10 (200 doses)

Notification sources

  • Random selection from the Tompkins County Vaccine Registry
  • LACS pop-up through community outreach

Week of: March 29, 2021 (Week 16)

Number of doses allocated to TCHD

  • 2,770

Groups prioritized by TCHD (2,670 doses)

  • Phase 1A and 1B essential workers
  • All individuals age 50+

Groups prioritized by NYS (100 doses of the J&J vaccine)

  • Homeless and homebound

Notification source for all appointments

Week of: March 22, 2021 (Week 15)

Number of doses allocated to TCHD

  • 1,770

Groups prioritized by TCHD

  • Phase 1A and 1B essential workers

Notification source for all appointments

Week of: March 15, 2021 (Week 14)

Number of doses allocated to TCHD

  • 1,970 

Groups prioritized by TCHD

  • Eligible comorbidity or underlying condition (1,170 doses) 
  • Phase 1A (200 doses)
  • Phase 1B (600 doses)

Notification source for all appointments

Week of: March 8, 2021, second allocation (Week 13)

Number of doses allocated to TCHD

  • 1,170 (additional doses received March 12)

Groups prioritized by TCHD

  • Individuals with an eligible comorbidity or underlying condition. (1,170 doses)
    Notification source: Random selection from the Tompkins County Vaccine Registry

Week of: March 8, 2021 (Week 13)

Number of doses allocated to TCHD

  • 1,170

Groups prioritized by TCHD

  • Essential workers in phase 1B, all industries. (700 doses)
    Notification source: Random selection from the Tompkins County Vaccine Registry 
  • Individuals with an eligible comorbidity or underlying condition. (470 doses)
    Notification source: Random selection from the Tompkins County Vaccine Registry  

Week of: March 1, 2021 (Week 12)

Number of doses allocated to TCHD

  • 2,470

Phase 1b groups prioritized by TCHD

  • Age 65 and older, all individuals regardless of underlying conditions. Registration source: Tompkins County Vaccine Registry (1,570 doses)
  • Individuals with an eligible comorbidity or underlying condition; ages 18+. Registration source: Tompkins County Vaccine Registry (300 doses)
  • P-12 school workers and in-person college instructors. Contact source: TC Vaccine Registry (600 doses) 

Week of: February 22, 2021 (Week 11 new allocation)

Number of doses allocated to TCHD

  • 1,000

Phase 1b groups prioritized by TCHD

  • Age 65 and older with an eligible comorbidity. Registration partners: Titus Towers and McGraw House (300 doses)
  • Grocery workers rescheduled from Week 10. Registration partners: Store owners and managers (600 doses)
  • P-12 school workers. Registration partners: School districts (numbers based on available supply)

Phase 1a groups prioritized by TCHD

  • Healtcare workers (100 doses)

Week of: February 22, 2021 (Week 10 make-up with delayed doses)

Number of doses allocated to TCHD

  • 1,100

Phase 1b groups prioritized by TCHD

  • Age 65 and older with an eligible comorbidity. Registration partners: Titus Towers and McGraw House (300 doses)
  • Grocery workers rescheduled from Week 10. Registration partners: Store owners and managers (600 doses)
  • P-12 school workers. Registration partners: School districts (numbers based on available supply)

Phase 1a groups prioritized by TCHD

  • Healtcare workers (200 doses)

Week of: February 15, 2021 (Week 10)

Number of doses allocated to TCHD

  • 1,100 + 200*

Phase 1b groups prioritized by TCHD (To be rescheduled due to delays in vaccine delivery. See press Feb. 17)

  • Age 65 and older with an eligible comorbidity. TCHD self-attestation required. Partner agencies: Titus Towers and McGraw House (300 doses)
  • Currently prioritized eligible groups; see below for previous weeks. (600 doses)

Phase 1a groups prioritized by TCHD

  • Healtcare workers (200 doses)

*Phase 1b groups prioritized by NYS for a "pop-up" clinic (See press Feb. 16, Feb. 17)

  • Age 65 and older with an eligible comorbidity. Partner agency: GIAC (200 doses)

Week of: February 8, 2021 (Week 9)

Number of doses allocated to TCHD:

  • 700

Phase 1b groups prioritized by TCHD 

  • P-12 Schools
  • Grocery stores, convenience stores, and bodegas

Week of: February 1, 2021 (Week 8)

Number of doses allocated to TCHD:

  • 700

Phase 1b groups prioritized by TCHD 

  • Childcare
  • Homeless shelter staff
  • Public transit
  • P-12 schools
  • Individuals living in a homeless shelter.

Phase 1b groups prioritized by NYS

  • Staff of facilities overseen by the NYS Office for People with Developmental Disabilities (OPWDD)

Date: January 25, 2021 (Week 7)

Number of doses allocated to TCHD

  • 600

Phase 1b groups prioritized by TCHD

  • First responder agencies
  • Corrections staff
  • Workers in P-12 schools

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Everyone can continue to take these steps to stop the spread of COVID-19 in our community:
  • Refrain from non-essential travel.
  • Keep 6 feet distance between yourself and others when in public or with people who are not members of your household.
  • Wear a mask when you are with people who are not members of your household. Masks must be worn at all times in public places by everyone over age two when 6 feet of distance cannot be maintained.
  • Gatherings at private residences is limited no more than 10 individuals, either indoors or outdoors. Other non-essential gatherings are limited to 50 or fewer individuals, and must comply with distancing and face covering guidance.
  • Wash hands well and often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds.
  • Avoid close and continued contact with other people not in your household.
  • Cover coughs and sneezes.

To file a complaint about a business or social gathering go to the TCHD website.


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