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COVID-19 TESTING: If you need COVID-19 testing, contact your provider or visit The New York State Department of Health website to locate testing sites near you.


COVID-19 vaccinations are being distributed and administered across the U.S., and right here in the Capital Region. The vaccine is completely free to all patients. 

Upcoming Vaccine Clinics

Albany County COVID-19 Vaccine Clinic 
Saturday, August 28
4 p.m. – 7 p.m.
Friendship Festival
Mosher Park; 2 Park Drive, Ravena, NY 12143

  • Pfizer vaccine – ages 12 and up. 12-15 year olds must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. 16-17 year olds must arrive with a parental/guardian signed consent form. A follow-up 2nd dose clinic will be scheduled at the time of the 1st dose appointment. 

  • Johnson & Johnson pending availability – must be at least 18 years old. Only one shot needed. 

  • Learn more or pre-register

Am I eligible for a vaccine?

If you would like to see if you’re eligible to receive a COVID-19 vaccine, head to the state’s Am I Eligible website. For more information, please contact your physician or pharmacist.

Additional information regarding the vaccines is as follows:

  • The Johnson & Johnson vaccine requires only 1 dose; Moderna and Pfizer require 2 doses 4 weeks and 3 weeks apart, respectively.

  • The Pfizer vaccine is licensed for age 12 and older; the other two vaccines, Moderna and Johnson & Johnson, are licensed for age 18 and older.

  • CDPHP strongly encourages all eligible members to get the COVID-19 vaccine, and continues urging all members to get a flu shot.

  • Medicare members: Please remember to bring your red, white, and blue Medicare card to your vaccine appointment.

An Important Note about Medicare Advantage

For Medicare Advantage members, the cost of the vaccine and the administration of it will be covered under Original Medicare. When you receive your vaccination, you may see on your Explanation of Benefits (EOB) “Bill to Medicare FFS – Member not Liable.” Please note that you are not responsible for this cost. Your provider will know to bill Medicare directly. CDPHP is educating providers on this process, but if your doctor or pharmacy has any questions, they may contact CDPHP provider services for help.

COVID-19 Antibody Treatment

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has issued an emergency use authorization for antibody treatment of mild to moderate COVID-19 in adults and pediatric patients (12 and older) who are at high-risk for progressing to severe COVID-19. This includes those who are 65 and older, or those with certain chronic medical conditions. If you have been diagnosed with COVID-19, talk to your health care provider about whether this is an appropriate course of treatment.

During a Crisis, Knowing Your Health Benefits is More Important than Ever

Register for a CDPHP online member account to be prepared in case you need care, and to stay up-to-date on claims. Quickly and easily check coverage for health care services, access resources, track your out-of-pocket spending, and much more.