Anyone age 12 and up who lives, works or studies in New York is now eligible to receive a COVID-19 vaccine or booster shot at no cost.
News 4 wants to help connect the community with open appointments. This page contains a collection of links to the numerous organizations that are offering the vaccines. This includes all state and local mass-vaccination sites and pop-up sites, plus links to major pharmacy chains and appointment aggregation sites.
The Pfizer vaccine has been authorized for emergency use for those ages 12 and up. The Moderna and Johnson & Johnson vaccines have been authorized for emergency use for those ages 18 and up.
For those eligible, booster shots are available if it has been at least six months after your second dose of Pfizer or Moderna, or two months after you received the J&J vaccine.
Erie County Vax Visits
You can get vaccinated without leaving home. Erie County will send someone directly to your house to vaccinate anyone 12 or older. Call (716) 858-2929 to make an appointment.
New York State-operated vaccination sites
State site: Link, 1-833-NYS-4-VAX (1-833-697-4829)
This link includes vaccination sites in Buffalo and Niagara Falls, as well as other locations around the state. All state sites are open to walk-ins, though appointments are recommended. Slots are available every day.
County sites and pop-ups
These are links to each county’s vaccination page, though they may or may not have appointments currently available. We will do our best to update this page with active appointments as they pop up.
Erie County: Link, (716) 858-2929
Niagara County: Link, (716) 439-7430
Chautauqua County: Link, (716) 753-4000
Cattaraugus County: Link, (716) 701-3777
Allegany County: Link, (585) 268-9250
Orleans and Genesee counties: Link, (585) 344-2580
Wyoming County: Link, (585) 786-8890
Vaccine searching databases
UB’s Vaccine Hound site: Link
UB operates a site that uses the combined resources of automated data and human volunteers to find appointments in Erie, Niagara, Chautauqua, Cattaraugus and Allegany counties. Their list includes some local pharmacies.
Vaccine Finder is an initiative backed by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and operated by Boston Children’s Hospital. It aggregates data from around the country and links to sites with availability. You can search by zip code.
Major pharmacy chains
These sites may ask you to log in or create an account.
- Walgreens: Link, 1-800-WALGREENS (1-800-925-4733)
- Rite Aid: Link
- CVS: Link
- Wegmans: Link
- Tops Markets: Link
- Walmart: Link
Local pharmacies and health organizations
Local pharmacies across Western New York may be able to offer vaccinations, but supply is likely to be limited. Please contact your local pharmacy to inquire with them.
If you run a pharmacy and your location has enough doses to offer public appointments and would like to be featured here, please email email@example.com.
Summit Park Pharmacy: Link
Jericho Road: Link
Jericho Road, a community health center with multiple locations in Buffalo, is offering the Moderna vaccine to those 18 and up. There is no zip code requirement.
Native Pride Pop-Up Registration: Link
After registering, the Greater Buffalo United Accountable Heathcare Network (GBUAHN) will contact you with availability.
Erie County Medical Center (ECMC): Link
That’s located on the ground floor of its main hospital building at 462 Grider St.
Brighton Eggert Pharmacy: Link
Appointments can be booked 24/7 on their website or by calling during business hours at (716) 835-6778.