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Anyone 16 and over can receive a COVID-19 vaccination without an appointment at all state-run locations, including the Expo Center at the State Fairgrounds, as of Thursday, April 29. Find the details in this story by

Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced that starting Friday, April 23, people 60 and over will no longer need appointments to receive COVID-19 vaccinations at state run mass vaccination sites, according to this story on That includes the site at the Expo Center at the State Fairgrounds.

Five WellNow urgent health care centers, including the facility on Route 57 in Liverpool, will now offer the COVID-19 vaccination, according to this story posted Wednesday, April 14, on Appointments to receive the Moderna vaccine must be made on the WellNow website.

Everybody 16 and over is eligible to receive the COVID-19 vaccination in New York state starting today, Tuesday, April 6. This story on explains how parents can register their children, and what they must do thereafter. This story on says thousands of appointments are available at the state's Expo Center location at the fairgrounds.

The one-shot Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine will be available for appointments at the Expo Center starting Wednesday, April 7, according to this Friday, April 2 story on Eligibility for vaccinations expands to those 16 and over starting Tuesday, April 6, but the J&J vaccine has only been approved for those 18 and over. Here is the state site to schedule appointments. 

Starting Tuesday, March 30, anybody 30 and over will be eligible for COVID-19 vaccination appointments in New York state, Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced Monday according to this story on The story says Cuomo also announced that the eligibility age in the state will drop to 16 and over on Tuesday, April 6.

Appointments for both the one-shot Johnson & Johnson and two-shot Pfizer COVID-19 vaccinations are available at the Expo Center for those eligible, according to this Friday, March 26 story on

Onondaga County has expanded its wait list eligibility to those 30 and over so any COVID vaccinations left over from daily appointment slots do not go to waste. See this Friday, March 26 story from to find out more and how to sign up for the list.

Eligibility for COVID-19 vaccinations will expand to those 50 and over starting Tuesday, March 23 in New York state, Gov. Cuomo announced Monday, March 22, according to this story on

COVID-19 vaccination opportunities continue to expand in the Central New York community. New spots to secure appointments include the former Shoppingtown Mall in Dewitt, according to this Friday, March 19 story on Also opening Monday will be clinics in Driver's Village and Wegmans in Cicero. The story tells you where and how to register.

More than  40,000 COVID-19 vaccination appointments for those eligible are available through May at the Expo Center, according to this Wednesday, March 17 story on

A new group of work categories become eligible for COVID-19 vaccinations starting Wednesday, March 17. The new groups include public-facing government and public mployees, some non-profit workers and essential building service workers. Find the complete list in this story.

Another 900 Pfizer COVID-19 vaccinations will be available on Monday, March 15 at the Oncenter for those eligible, according to this Friday, March 12 story on

Thousands of new appointments have opened at the Expo Center for the Pfizer vaccine, according to this story on Thursday, March 11, on Those eligible can sign up for the slots, which will start in mid-April. 

New York state has expanded those eligible to receive COVID-19 vaccinations to include those 60 and over and public-facing employees, says this Tuesday, March 9 story on

About 2,000 more COVID-19 vaccination appointments have been added to the Onondaga County allotment for Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, according to this story posted the afternoon of Monday, March 8, by They'll be given to those eligible at Oncenter.

The CDC on Monday, March 8 has released its guidelines for those fully vaccinated for COVID-19. The recommendations concentrate on indoor gatherings in private locations. There are still many precautionary measures recommended, including social distancing and mask-wearing in public. 

There are still several hundred appointments available for the one-dose Johnson & Johnson vaccination at the Expo Center as of the morning of Friday, March 5, according to this story on Hotel workers have been added to those eligible.

If you already have a spot on OnList hoping to earn a spot for a senior appointment for a COVID-19 vaccination appointment, keep an eye on your email or an eye to your voice mail. A story on on Thursday, March 4 says 500 names have been randomly selected for appointments at the Oncenter on Tuesday, March 9, and they will be contacted soon.

A state pop-up clinic will bring the new Johnson & Johnson single-shot COVID-19 vaccination to the Expo Center starting Friday night, March 5. Signup began on the state site the morning of Thursday, March 4, according to this story on The vaccinations will be for those eligible in the state's Phase 1A and 1B. A story on said thousands of appointments remain as of Thursday afternoon. It also explains how to select the J&J shot compared to the Pfizer or Moderna shot from the registration form.

Kinney Drugs will partner with county agencies to help seniors 65 and over secure COVID-19 vaccination appointments by phone, according to a story on Tuesday, March 2, on The program will begin the week of Monday, March 8. The number seniors should call to get help here in Onondaga County is 315-435-2362.

Genoa Healthcare in Syracuse is now releasing 100 COVID-19 vaccination appointments for seniors 65 and over each week, according to a story Monday, March 1, on The center is located on James Street in Syracuse. Sign up to get on the list for the appointments here. A representative from Genoa will call you when your appointment becomes available.

As of Friday, Feb. 26, New York State and Onondaga County are still in Phase 1B of the COVID-19 vaccination plan. Eligible to receive the vaccination are health care workers, first responders, educators, public transit workers, grocery story workers, those 65 and over, and people with certain co-morbidities and underlying conditions.

Here is the state site to check your eligibility and book an appointment.

Here is the Onondaga County site with information and how to book an appointment.  

Here is the state site with more information about vaccinations.