Press Release

January 15, 2021

 

DFS CALLS ON INSURERS TO ASSIST IN NEW YORK STATE’S COVID-19 VACCINE ADMINISTRATION EFFORTS

The New York State Department of Financial Services (DFS) called on all New York-regulated insurers to assist in the state’s COVID-19 vaccine administration efforts by making medical personnel available to volunteer through ServNY, New York State’s volunteer registry used by local health departments in public health emergencies.

"During a crisis, we must work together to weather the storm,” said Superintendent of Financial Services Linda A. Lacewell. “We appreciate the significant efforts insurers have made throughout this pandemic to ensure that all New Yorkers receive the care they need, including the life-saving COVID-19 vaccine. We applaud those insurers who have volunteered personnel to help with vaccine administration, and we encourage others to follow.”

Governor Cuomo recently announced the expansion of the state’s vaccination distribution network to help accelerate the administration of the COVID-19 vaccine to eligible New Yorkers. To support the increased staffing needs of this network, the Governor has signed an Executive Order expanding the categories of medical personnel who can administer vaccinations, to include registered nurses, licensed practical nurses, pharmacists, midwives, dentists, podiatrists, emergency medical technicians (EMTs) and advanced EMTs.

Those interested in volunteering can register through ServNY. Once registered, volunteers will be onboarded by the applicable local health department. 

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