Hudson Valley residents with comorbidities now eligible to register for COVID-19 vaccines

Pregnant women and those with underlying conditions, like cancer, obesity and heart and neurological conditions are included in the latest category.

News 12 Staff

Feb 14, 2021, 9:47 PM

Updated 1,226 days ago

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Residents in the Hudson Valley with comorbidities or certain underlying conditions can now sign up to get the COVID-19 vaccine.
As of Sunday morning, those with pre-existing conditions and comorbidities can now register for vaccines using the "Am I Eligible" website. 
New appointments are being released on a rolling basis, over the next several weeks.
Pregnant women and those with underlying conditions, like cancer, obesity and heart and neurological conditions are included in the latest category.
However, infectious disease specialist Dr. Harish Moorjani says some patients have told him maneuvering the online registration has been problematic.
"I've been hearing that from my patients for a long time now," he says. "There is a huge demand and not enough supply, that's what we're told. As supply improves, this disparity between supply and demand should start to ease up, and we should start to see more openings for appointments."
You will need proof of your condition in the form of a note from your doctor, medical records proving comorbidity or a signed certification.
Dr. Moorjani says residents just need to be patient in the meantime.
"Continue to practice personal protection, by masks, handwashing and you will get through this," he says.


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