Information About Coronavirus

Vaccine Distribution Information

Updated February 12, 2021

We understand that many people are eager to receive the COVID-19 vaccine. As you may be aware, beginning on Monday, February 15, the New York State Department of Health is expanding Phase 1b to include certain medical conditions for individuals between the ages of 16 to 64 for COVID-19 vaccination. The eligibility criteria for these conditions include:

  • Cancer (current or in remission, including 9/11-related cancers)
  • Chronic kidney disease
  • Pulmonary disease, including but not limited to COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease), asthma (moderate-to-severe), pulmonary fibrosis, cystic fibrosis and 9/11-related pulmonary diseases
  • Intellectual and developmental disabilities including Down syndrome
  • Heart conditions, including but not limited to heart failure, coronary artery disease, cardiomyopathies, or hypertension (high blood pressure)
  • Immunocompromised state (weakened immune system), including but not limited to solid organ transplant or from blood or bone marrow transplant, immune deficiencies, HIV, use of corticosteroids, use of other immune weakening medicines or other causes
  • Severe obesity (body mass index [BMI] 40 kg/m2), obesity (BMI of 30 kg/m2 or higher but < 40 kg/m2)
  • Pregnancy
  • Sickle cell disease or thalassemia
  • Type 1 or 2 diabetes mellitus
  • Cerebrovascular disease (affects blood vessels and blood supply to the brain)
  • Neurologic conditions, including but not limited to Alzheimer’s disease or dementia
  • Liver disease

The list is subject to change as additional scientific evidence is published and as New York State obtains and analyzes additional state-specific data. We encourage you to continue to check the phased distribution page on the New York State vaccine website for the current list of conditions.

If you fit the expanded eligibility criteria, you much obtain proper documentation of your preexisting medical condition to show at the time you are vaccinated.

The NYSDOH has the sole authority to allocate the State’s vaccine supply to points of distribution (PODs) across the State, and supply is extremely limited.

Currently, Stony Brook Eastern Long Island Hospital does not independently have access to the vaccine.

Please do not call Stony Brook Eastern Long Island Hospital about vaccine appointments or eligibility documentation at this time.

We will continue to keep you informed as the vaccination process continues to evolve.

 

Instructions for New York State-Operated Vaccination Sites:

Step 1: Determine eligibility and schedule an appointment. The Am I Eligible app is the quickest way to see if you’re eligible and make an appointment. You can also call the New York State COVID-19 Vaccination Hotline at 1-833-NYS-4-VAX (1-833-697-4829). Once you have successfully scheduled an appointment, you will receive a confirmation email that contains a barcode. You will need to bring this to your appointment.

Step 2: Complete the Vaccine Form. Once you have a confirmed appointment, you must complete the New York State COVID-19 Vaccine Form. This form should be filled out online, and you will receive a submission ID indicating completion. You will need to bring the submission ID to your appointment. If you cannot submit the form online, it will be available at the vaccination sites.

Step 3: Bring proof of eligibility to your appointment. Depending on your eligibility category, proof can include an employee ID card, a letter from an employer or affiliated organization, a pay stub, a driver’s license, passport or any legal proof of your date of birth and residency. At the time of your appointment, you’ll be asked a series of clinical questions to ensure readiness for a vaccine. You will be asked for insurance information, BUT the vaccine is free and there will never be a charge to you. This information is for administrative use only.

Step 4: Your second-dose appointment will be scheduled automatically when you receive your first vaccine dose. Your second appointment will be scheduled for the same time and at the same location, three weeks following your first dose. You will receive a card on-site with the date and time indicated and a confirmation email will follow a few days later. Please keep in mind when scheduling your first appointment that your second appointment will occur at the same time of day.


Vaccine Distribution Information

Updated February 4, 2021

SBELIH is heartened by the vast number of community members who are eager to receive the COVID-19 vaccine, but we also realize that securing appointments has been a frustrating process. As we await the arrival of more vaccines, please be patient and rest assured that we are committed to vaccinating as many eligible individuals as possible.

Please routinely check this page of our website for future updates about COVID-19 vaccine availability at SBELIH. Please continue to check the NYSDOH website at covid19vaccine.health.ny.gov for the most up-to-date COVID-19 vaccine information.


Vaccine Distribution Information

Updated January 27, 2021

To determine if you are eligible to receive the vaccine:

If you are eligible, the website or hotline will direct you to where you can receive the vaccine. If you have any other questions about this process, you can find additional information here.

Registration scheduling for the COVID-19 vaccine is through the New York State Department of Health. Please continue to check the NYSDOH website for the most up-to-date information.

Again, please continue to check the NYSDOH website at covid19vaccine.health.ny.gov for the most up-to-date COVID-19 vaccine information.


COVID-19 Vaccine Program

Updated January 12, 2021

To see if you’re eligible for the COVID-19 vaccine under New York State Department of Health guidelines, please visit covid19vaccine.health.ny.gov.

Registration scheduling for the COVID-19 vaccine is through the New York State Department of Health. We cannot speak with you currently regarding the COVID-19 vaccine due to increased call volume. Please continue to check the NYDOH website at covid19vaccine.health.ny.gov for the most up-to-date information.


At Stony Brook Eastern Long Island Hospital, our priority is the health and safety of our patients and their families. Due to the coronavirus (COVID-19), we have revised our visitor policies for all of our locations in order to keep our patients, families and staff safe. While we understand the important role that family members and visitors play in a patient’s healing process, our goal is to keep a safe environment for all. Visitors will be screened and sick visitors will be asked to leave. We appreciate your support and understanding during this time. 

Hospital Visitors:

Adult Patients

  • No visitors allowed at this time.

Emergency Department

  • No visitors allowed at this time.
  • For patients requiring assistance, one visitor may be permitted.
  • Only one visitor per pediatric patient is allowed in the ED. Parent or caregiver only.

2 South (Psychiatry)

  • No visitors allowed at this time.

Outpatient/Ambulatory Surgery:

  • No visitors allowed at this time. 
  • Exceptions will be made for pediatric patients and others requiring an aide or additional assistance.


Actualización de la política de visitantes - 11 de noviembre de 2020

En Stony Brook Eastern Long Island Hospital nuestra prioridad es la salud y la seguridad de nuestros pacientes y sus familias. Por motivos relacionados con el virus Corona (COVID-19), hemos revisados nuestras normas en todos los centros y edificios para mantener a nuestros pacientes, familias y empleados seguros. Mientras que sabemos la importancia que tiene los familiares y los visitants en el proceso de curación de los pacientes, nuestro objetivo es mantener un etono seguro para todos. Examinaremos a los visitantes y los visitantes enfermos tendrán que irse. Agradecemos su ayuda comprensión en estos momentos. 

Visitantes Del Hospital:

Pacientes Adultos

  • No se permiten visitantes en este momento.

Departamento de Emergencia

  • No se permiten visitantes en este momento.
  • Para los pacientes que necesiten asistencia, solo se permite un visitante.
  • Solo se permite un visitante en la zona de pacientes de pediatría de Emergencias. Solo un padre o cuidador del paciente pediátrico.

2 South (Psiquiatría)

  • No se permiten visitantes en este momento.

Externos/Cirugia Ambulatoria:

  • No se permiten visitantes en este momento.
  • Se harán excepciones con los pacientes pediátricos y otros que necesiten ayuda o asistencia adicional.

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