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Excelsior Pass expired? New York State wants you to go ‘Pass Plus’

ROCHESTER, N.Y. (WROC) — The New York state website says the Excelsior Pass is free, and offers safe digital proof of your COVID vaccination, or damaging take a look at outcomes.

It might be accessed and saved in a pockets app in your cellular gadget. It’s additionally the ticket to entry for a lot of venues throughout the state which require vaccination. 

Barbara Brown with the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra was at their vacation rehearsal Wednesday evening on the Eastman School of Music. She says it’s so nice to be internet hosting reside reveals once more. 


“We never stopped making music thankfully, there’s just no substitution for having an audience and having that audience applause at the end of every piece,” Brown mentioned.

Brown says they surveyed a big group of patrons. The one factor to get them again in seats and feeling protected: vaccination checks. 

“So, that’s what we’re doing,” she mentioned. “It’s being met with a great response, people are so thankful that we’re keeping them safe, and we’ve got the system down pretty smooth.”

The Excelsior Pass is a giant a part of that course of. 


“We want to make it as easy as possible for people to come, so we’ll take physical vaccination cards, the Excelsior Pass is a great option,” she mentioned.

Excelsior Pass: How to get one, how it works, and more questions answered on vaccine verification

Officials from the governor’s workplace informed News 8 Wednesday in case your Excelsior Pass has expired, “you can simply retrieve a new one,” including, “For ease going forward, you can also retrieve an Excelsior Pass Plus, which does not expire, as it is a digital copy of your vaccination record.”

If you haven’t up to date your go already, you would possibly need to test. Brown says they’re already enjoying sold-out reveals. 


“We just can’t wait to keep that momentum going with live concerts and playing for all of Rochester,” she mentioned.

The Excelsior Pass is for all three FDA-approved COVID vaccines: Moderna, Pfizer, and the Johnson & Johnson.

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