New Yorkers can now register for COVID-19 vaccines online

New Yorkers can now register for COVID-19 vaccines online

The state’s new website to sign up to receive a vaccine for the COVID-19 coronavirus has gone live.

The site allows people to pre-register even if you are not currently eligible. Currently, the state is only vaccinating healthcare workers and nursing home residents and staff, classified as 1a.

“This is our central online location for official vaccine-related information and will also serve as a ‘landing page’ for our vaccine registration portal in the near future,” Gov. Phil Murphy said when he announced the portal last week.

When you visit the site, it will ask for your name, address, gender, race, phone number and birth date. Next it will ask for your insurance information. It also has an option for those who have no insurance.

The next screen asks a series of questions, including the type of work you do and if you have any of 19 medical conditions that would put you at higher risk, including diabetes, asthma and heart conditions.

Next, it asks about pregnancy and breastfeeding, if you’ve ever tested positive for COVID-19, if you have a weakened immune system and whether you’ve had allergic reactions in the past.

After you verify the information, if you are not currently eligible, you will get a message saying you will get an email when it’s your turn to schedule an appointment