ALBANY, N.Y. (NEWS10) — Albany County has launched an online pre-registration form for COVID-19 vaccine appointments. It is designed for county residents in the 1A and 1B vaccine categories.

Caregivers for people in those categories may also use the form for an eligible person they are assisting.

The information provided in the form is kept confidentially, and will be used to connect eligible residents with where they can get a vaccine in the future. Albany Mayor Kathy Sheehan says the form, created through a partnership with the Alliance for Better Health, will be instrumental in getting the vaccine into communities that need it most.

“The county is going to be posting a link to this tool where people can pre-register, so that we can see where people are that are looking for the vaccine,” said Mayor Sheehan, adding that the Alliance for Better Health will be holding demonstrations this week to show people how to fill out the form.

If you’re a 1A or 1B Albany County resident, you can fill out the form here.

Albany County Executive Dan McCoy says to avoid overwhelming the system, people who do not fit the criteria for the form should not fill it out.