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The COVID-19 vaccine can prevent COVID-19 symptoms and severe COVID-19 illness.

All people age 12 and up who live in the U.S. are eligible to receive a vaccine.

The vaccine is free, regardless of immigration status. If you have insurance, it may be billed, but you will not be charged a copay or other fee.

Vaccine Types

There are currently three COVID-19 vaccines authorized by the Food and Drug Administration:

  • Pfizer-BioNTech
  • Moderna
  • Johnson and Johnson

The vaccines are administered through shots in the arm. The Pfizer and Moderna vaccines require two doses taken 3 to 4 weeks apart.

Minors aged 12 to 17 may only receive the Pfizer vaccine.

Learn more about the COVID-19 vaccine.

Benefits of Vaccination

Fully vaccinated people can:

  • Attend private indoor gatherings without wearing a face covering or staying 6 feet apart from:
    • People who are fully vaccinated
    • People from a different household who are unvaccinated and at low risk for severe COVID-19 illness
  • Choose to not wear a face covering when outdoors, except in crowded settings and venues. Vaccinated people should consider using a face covering when around unvaccinated people who are at increased risk for severe COVID-19.

Even after you are vaccinated, you should still wash your hands regularly and stay home if you are sick or test positive for COVID-19. You also should continue to wear a face covering and practice physical distancing when in a public indoor space, when outdoors in crowded areas and when attending gatherings with unvaccinated people. 

Learn more about the benefits of vaccination.

Get Text Updates

Text COVID to 692-692 to get the latest updates from Notify NYC.

Text COVIDESP to 692-692 to get the same updates in Spanish.

A parent or guardian must provide consent for their child to be vaccinated in person or by phone. Some providers, including all City-run sites, will accept proof of consent in writing. However, in-person or phone consent is preferred.

All minors who are 12 to 15 must be accompanied to the vaccination site by a parent or guardian, or another adult caregiver designated by the parent/guardian.

The child must also have a completed New York State COVID-19 Vaccine Form.

The NYS COVID-19 Immunization Screening and Consent Form can be used for written consent. For more information about written consent for appointments you can contact the Vaccine Reservation Call Center.

  • Agency: Department of Health and Mental Hygiene
  • Division: Vaccine Reservation Call Center
  • Phone Number: (877) 829-4692
  • Business Hours: 24 hours, 7 days a week

 

 

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Some sites require an appointment to get a vaccine. Most City-run sites, including DOHMH and NYCHH sites, and all State-run mass vaccination sites do not require an appointment. 

Find a Vaccination Site

The Vaccine Finder is an online tool that can help you find the closest site to your location.

The Finder lists:

  • NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (DOHMH) clinics and hubs
  • NYC Health + Hospitals (NYCHH) sites
  • City-run mass vaccination sites (mega sites)
  • State-run sites, such as York College or Medgar Evers College
  • Privately-run sites, such as urgent care centers and pharmacies *

* Pharmacies require appointments.

Each site listed in the Vaccine Finder includes a link or phone number to schedule an appointment.

If you don’t have internet access, you can schedule an appointment with the Vaccine Reservation Call Center. However, the reservation center can ONLY schedule an appointment for Health + Hospitals and NYC Department of Health vaccination sites. Translators are available.

  • Agency: Department of Health and Mental Hygiene
  • Division: Vaccine Reservation Call Center
  • Phone Number: (877) 829-4692
  • Business Hours: 24 hours, 7 days a week

 

 

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What You Need to Bring

Before you can get a vaccine, you must fill out the New York State COVID-19 Vaccine Form. You can complete it online and bring your submission ID, or you can complete the form at your vaccination site.

You will get an email confirmation with a QR code if you have completed the screening questions. If you haven’t received the QR Code and your appointment is today, you should attend your appointment and finish processing at the facility.

You also need to bring proof of eligibility to your appointment.

After the Appointment

After you get vaccinated at a City or State site, you'll be given a card with the following:

  • Your name, date of birth, and medical record number (if you have one)
  • Name of the vaccine you were given
  • Date and place you got the shot

If you get a Pfizer or Moderna vaccine, you should schedule a second-dose appointment before you leave.

NYCHA vaccine sites are available to NYCHA residents who meet the eligibility requirements. You can get a vaccine from a NYCHA site only if you live in the development that it serves. Appointments are required.

West Tremont Avenue - Sedgwick Avenue Area
200 West Tremont Avenue 
Bronx, NY 10453

Stuyvesant Gardens II
150 Malcolm X Boulevard
Brooklyn, NY 11221

Corsi House
307 East 116 Street 
New York, NY 10029

International Tower
90-20 170 Street
Queens, NY 11432

Stapleton Houses
230 Broad Street
Staten Island, NY 10304

You must call to make an appointment.

  • Agency: SOMOS NY
  • Phone Number: (833) 766-6769
  • Business Hours: Monday - Friday: 7 AM - 11 PM; Saturday - Sunday: 8 AM - 8 PM

At some sites, you can get vaccinated without an appointment. You can use the Vaccine Finder to find the closest sites to you that offer walk-up vaccinations.

Before you can get a vaccine, you must fill out the New York State COVID-19 Vaccine Form. You can complete the form at your vaccination site. You can also complete the form online before going to your vaccination site. 

If you choose to complete the form online, you will get an email confirmation with a QR code. If you haven’t received the QR Code and you plan to get your vaccine today, you should still go to the vaccination site and finish processing at the facility.

MTA Vaccination Pop-Up Sites

Through Saturday, June 19, the single-dose Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine will be available to those 18 years and older at the following subway and train stations:

  • Penn Station (Manhattan)
    LIRR, 34th Street Corridor, closest to entrance at 34th Street and 7th Avenue
    Daily: 3 PM to 8 PM
    Free 7-day Unlimited MetroCard or two one-way Commuter Rail Tickets with vaccination.
     
  • Grand Central Terminal (Manhattan)
    Metro-North Terminal, inside Vanderbilt Hall.
    Daily: 8 AM to 1 PM
    Free 7-day Unlimited MetroCard or two one-way Commuter Rail Tickets with vaccination.

 Once you’re at the station follow the blue and red signs directing you to the pop-up site.

Learn more about the MTA's vaccine pop-up stop program.

NYC Mobile Vaccine Buses

NYC mobile vaccine buses visit neighborhoods across the five boroughs to offer ADA-accessible COVID-19 vaccinations. Appointments are not required, but you can book in advance online or by phone.

Online

Schedule an appointment.

By Phone

  • Agency: Department of Health and Mental Hygiene
  • Division: Vaccine Reservation Call Center
  • Phone Number: (877) 829-4692
  • Business Hours: 24 hours, 7 days a week

 

 

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Bronx

Bronx Zoo
2300 Southern Boulevard
Bronx, NY 10460
June 7 and June 11 from 10 AM to 5 PM
Vaccine offered: Pfizer (12+)

NY Aquarium
602 Surf Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11224
June 7 through June 11 from 10 AM to 5 PM
Vaccine offered: Pfizer (12+)

Adolescent + Young Adult Focus: Children's Aid Health Center - South Bronx
Southern Boulevard, east side (intersection of East 172nd Street)
Bronx, NY 10460
June 7 through June 13 from 8 AM to 6 PM
Vaccine offered: Pfizer (12+)

NYCHA/Unity Plaza
Corner of Blake & Georgia Avenues
Brooklyn, NY 11207
June 7 through June 13 from 8 AM to 6 PM
Vaccine offered: Johnson & Johnson (18+)

South Bronx Educational Campus
701 St Ann's Avenue
Bronx, NY 10455
June 7 through June 13 from 8 AM - 6 PM
Vaccine offered: Moderna (18+)

New York Public Library - Bronx Library Center
310 East Kingsbridge Road (street parking)
Bronx, NY 10458
June 9 through June 12 from 8 AM to 6 PM
Vaccine offered: Pfizer (12+)

Mott Haven
519 East 138th Street
Bronx, NY 10454
June 10 and June 11 from 12 PM to 8 PM
Vaccine offered: Pfizer (12+)

South Bronx
368 East 149th Street
Bronx, NY 10455
June 10 and June 11 from 12 PM to 8 PM
Vaccine offered: Pfizer (12+)

Soundview Park
Corner of Lafayette & Morrison Avenues
Bronx, NY 10472
June 10 through June 13 from 8 AM to 6 PM
Vaccine offered: Pfizer (12+)

Durga Shiva Mandir
1120 Beach Avenue
Bronx, NY 10472
June 11 and June 12 from 9 AM to 5:00 PM
Vaccine offered: Moderna (18+)

Orchard Beach
Orchard Beach, Park Drive
Bronx, NY 10464
June 12 and June 13 from 10 AM to 6 PM
Vaccine offered: Johnson & Johnson (18+)

Brooklyn

Sunset Park, 5th Avenue
5224 5th Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11220
June 8 through June 13 from 12 PM to 8 PM
Vaccine offered: Pfizer (12+)

Christian Cultural Center
12020 Flatlands Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11207
June 9 from 10 AM to 5 PM, June 10 from 1 PM to 8 PM, and June 11 from 10 AM to 5:00 PM
Vaccine offered: Pfizer (12+)

Downtown Brooklyn
395 Flatbush Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11201
June 9 through June 11 from 12 PM to 8 PM
Vaccine offered: Pfizer (12+)

Brooklyn Children's Museum
145 Brooklyn Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11203
June 10 and June 11 from 9 AM to 5 PM
Vaccine offered: Pfizer (12+)

Williamsburg/Metropolitan Avenue
557 Metropolitan Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11211
June 10 and June 11 from 12 PM to 8 PM
Vaccine offered: Pfizer (12+)

Bushwick
274 Knickerbocker Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11237
June 10 through June 13 from 12 PM to 8 PM
Vaccine offered: Pfizer (12+)

Highland Park BBQ Area
Jamaica Avenue, between Highland Place & Linwood Street
Brooklyn, NY 11208
June 10 through June 13 from 8 AM to 6 PM
Vaccine offered: Pfizer (12+)

Coney Island
1310 Surf Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11224
June 12 and June 13 from 10 AM to 6 PM
Vaccine offered: Johnson & Johnson (18+)

Herbert Von King Park
670 Lafayette Avenue (street parking)
Brooklyn, NY 11216
June 12 and June 13 from 8 AM to 6 PM
Vaccine offered: Pfizer (12+)

Sunset Park, 8th Avenue
812 58th Street
Brooklyn, NY 11220
June 12 and June 13 from 12 PM to 8 PM
Vaccine offered: Pfizer (12+)

Manhattan

Church of the Holy Apostles
296 9th Avenue
New York, NY 10001
June 8 through June 10 from 10 AM to 2 PM
Vaccine offered: Pfizer (12+)

East Harlem
490 Malcolm X Boulevard
New York, NY 10037
June 9 through June 11 from 12 PM to 8 PM
Vaccine offered: Pfizer (12+)

New York Public Library - Harlem
9 West 124th Street (street parking)
New York, NY 10027
June 9 through June 12 from 8 AM to 6 PM
Vaccine offered: Pfizer (12+)

INTAR Theater/Open Culture Block
West 53rd Street between 10th & 9th Avenues
New York, NY 10019
June 10 and June 12 from 12 PM to 10 PM
Vaccine offered: Pfizer (12+)

Jackie Robinson Park
Bradhurst Avenue between West 147th and West 151st Streets
New York, NY 10039
June 10 through June 13 from 8 AM to 6 PM
Vaccine offered: Pfizer (12+)

INTAR Theater/Open Culture Block
11th Avenue and 52nd Street
New York, NY 10019
June 11 from 12 PM to 10 PM
Vaccine offered: Pfizer (12+)

Washington Heights/St. Nicholas
1488 St. Nicholas Avenue
New York, NY 10033
June 11 through June 13 from11 AM to 7 PM
Vaccine offered: Pfizer (12+)

Jackie Robinson Park
128 Bradhurst Avenue
New York, NY 10039
June 12 and June 13 from 10 AM to 6 PM
Vaccine offered: Johnson & Johnson (18+)

Paul Weiss
1285 Avenue of the Americas
New York, NY 10019
June 12 and June 13 from 12 PM to 7 PM
Vaccine offered: Pfizer (12+)

Washington Heights
319 Audubon Avenue
New York, NY 10033
June 12 and June 13 from 12 PM to 8 PM
Vaccine offered: Pfizer (12+)

Queens

Ridgewood
54-28 Myrtle Avenue
Queens, NY 11385
June 9 through June 11 from 12 PM to 8 PM
Vaccine offered: Pfizer (12+)

Jackson Heights
37-12 82nd Street
Queens, NY 11372
June 9 through June 12 from 12 PM to 8 PM
Vaccine offered: Pfizer (12+)

Park of the Americas
Corner of 104th & 41st Streets
Queens, NY 11368
June 9 through June 13 from 8 AM to 6 PM
Vaccine offered: Pfizer (12+)

Episcopal Church of St. Alban the Martyr
116-42 Farmers Boulevard
Queens, NY 11412
June 10 through June 12 from 8 AM to 6 PM
Vaccine offered: Moderna (18+)

NYADI the College of Automotive & Diesel Technology
178-18 Liberty Avenue (intersection of Liberty Avenue & 178 Street)
Queens, NY 11433
June 11 and June 12 from 8 AM to 6 PM
Vaccine offered: Pfizer (12+)

Rockaway Beach/Beach 84th
Shorefront Parkway & Beach 84th Street
Far Rockaway, NY 11693
June 11 through June 13 from 10 AM to 6 PM
Vaccine offered: Johnson & Johnson (18+)

QHC Scan and Go Health Day
215- 32 Jamaica Avenue
Queens, NY 11428
June 12 from 8 AM to 6 PM
Vaccine offered: Pfizer (12+)

Cunningham Park
Corner of 193rd Street & Aberdeen Road
Queens, NY 11366
June 12 and June 13 from 8 AM to 6 PM
Vaccine offered: Pfizer (12+)

Flushing Meadows Corona Park
United Nations Ave N & Avenue of the States
Queens, NY 11354
June 12 and June 13 from 11 AM to 7 PM
Vaccine offered: Pfizer (12+)

Staten Island

New York Public Library - Stapelton
132 Canal Street (street parking)
Staten Island, NY 10304
June 11 and 12 from 8 AM to 6 PM
Vaccine offered: Pfizer (12+)

Conference House Park
Corner of Saterlee Street & Hylan Boulevard
Staten Island, NY 10307
June 12 and 13 from 8 AM to 6 PM
Vaccine offered: Pfizer (12+)

Wolfe's Pond Beach
Wolfe's Pond Park, Chester Street
Staten Island, NY 10312
June 12 and 13 from 8 AM to 6 PM
Vaccine offered: Pfizer (12+)

You must bring proof that you are 12 or older.

Proof of age may include:

  • Driver’s license or non-driver ID
  • IDNYC card
  • Birth certificate issued by a state or local government
  • Current U.S passport or valid foreign passport
  • Permanent resident card
  • Certificate of Naturalization or Citizenship
  • Life insurance policy with birthdate
  • Marriage certificate with birthdate

You may request a reasonable accommodation to participate in the New York City Health Department’s COVID-19 vaccination program.

Requests for accommodations should be made as soon as possible before scheduling a vaccination appointment at your preferred City site in New York.

You may also visit a vaccination site without an appointment for immediate service.

Each City-run vaccination site:

  • Has an accessible entrance and exit, restroom and pathway to the vaccination area.
  • Is equipped with video translation services for more than 240 languages including American Sign Language.
  • Has at least one Disability Access and Functional Needs (DAFN) Coordinator who can help you during your visit.

Most sites will not require you to complete any paper documentation during your visit. If paper documentation is required, the DAFN Coordinator will be there to provide help.

You may bring a companion, personal care attendant, personal care aide, family member, or other person to help you during your appointment. This can include someone who can interpret for you.

You may also bring a service animal or mobility device such as a wheelchair or walker.

Online

You can email your request for a reasonable accommodation to hubaccess@health.nyc.gov.

By Phone

Call 311 for assistance.

You can schedule transportation to your vaccine appointment if you are 65 or older and:

  • Cannot use public transportation,
  • Cannot use private transportation, and
  • Cannot rely on friends or family members for transport.

You must already have a vaccine appointment before scheduling transportation. However, you do not need an appointment for sites listed in the "Walk-Up Appointments for New Yorkers" section above.

Access-a-Ride

If you already use Access-a-Ride, you can schedule transportation to your appointment as you normally would.

  • Agency: Metropolitan Transportation Authority
  • Division: Access-A-Ride
  • Phone Number: (718) 393-4999
  • Business Hours: Daily: 7 AM - 5 PM
  • Staff is available through the automated phone system during business hours. Automated assistance is also available in Spanish. If you get a busy signal, call (877) 337-2017.

Medicaid

If you have Medicaid-provided transportation, you can use your usual contact number to schedule transport. You can also call Medicaid Transportation Management.

  • Agency: Medicaid Transportation Management
  • Phone Number: (844) 666-6270
  • Business Hours: 24 hours, 7 days a week

Hunter Ambulettes

If you need an ambulette, you can schedule free transport with Hunter ambulettes.

  • Agency: Hunter Call Center
  • Phone Number: (516) 812-9827
  • Business Hours: Daily: 7 AM - 7 PM

Curb

If you are 65 or older and meet all of the criteria, but do not qualify for the programs above, you can schedule a free ride with Curb.

When scheduling your appointment, you must indicate that you are getting a vaccine. Curb will confirm that your destination is a valid vaccination site, and your ride will be scheduled for free.

  • Agency: Curb
  • Phone Number: (646) 349-0289
  • Business Hours: 24 hours, 7 days a week

The Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna COVID-19 vaccines require two doses that must be taken 3 to 4 weeks apart.

At your appointment for the first dose, you should schedule a second-dose appointment. If you left without scheduling the second appointment, you should contact the site where you got your first shot.

If you got your first dose from an NYC Health + Hospitals or NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (DOHMH) site, you can confirm your scheduled appointment or make a second appointment with the Vaccine Reservation Call Center.

If you got your first dose from DOHMH, you can also schedule a second-dose appointment online.

  • Agency: Department of Health and Mental Hygiene
  • Division: Vaccine Reservation Call Center
  • Phone Number: (877) 829-4692
  • Business Hours: 24 hours, 7 days a week

 

 

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Vaccine appointments at City-run sites may be rescheduled due to vaccine shortages or severe weather. If you are impacted, the City will call and email you with a new date and time to show up for your appointment.

If you need to reschedule or cancel a vaccine appointment, contact the site where you scheduled your appointment.

If you have an appointment with an NYC Health + Hospitals or NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (DOHMH) site, you can cancel or reschedule your appointment with the Vaccine Reservation Call Center.

If you have a DOHMH appointment, you can also reschedule or cancel your appointment online.

  • Agency: Department of Health and Mental Hygiene
  • Division: Vaccine Reservation Call Center
  • Phone Number: (877) 829-4692
  • Business Hours: 24 hours, 7 days a week

 

 

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In-home COVID-19 vaccinations are available for the following NYC residents: 

  • Employees or retirees of the City of New York
  • NYCHA residents 
  • People who are fully homebound 
  • People who have a disability 
  • Seniors 75 years of age or older 

If you are eligible for the Vaccinations at Home Program, you can express interest using the form below. The City will use this information to call back to further discuss eligibility for the program.

Visit on.nyc.gov/vaccineathome to submit the interest form.

If you cannot access or fill out the online form, you can get assistance from the Vaccine Reservation Call Center.

  • Agency: Department of Health and Mental Hygiene
  • Division: Vaccine Reservation Call Center
  • Phone Number: (877) 829-4692
  • Business Hours: 24 hours, 7 days a week

 

 

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Immunization Record

If you are fully vaccinated but lost your COVID-19 Vaccination Record Card or need verification of your vaccine status, you can request a copy of your COVID-19 vaccination record.

To learn more, go to the Immunization Record page.

Excelsior Pass

New York State’s Excelsior Pass provides secure, digital proof of COVID-19 vaccination or negative test results. The Pass is only accepted in New York State.

Businesses and entertainment venues can scan and validate the pass to ensure you meet any COVID-19 vaccination or testing requirements for entry. When using the pass, you’ll be asked to show a photo ID that shows your name and birth date to verify identity.

To learn more, about the pass, go to the Excelsior Pass page.

Vaccine Incentives from City-run Sites

New York City is offering incentives to encourage more New Yorkers get the safe and effective COVID-19 vaccine. Individuals who receive their first vaccine dose on or after May 25, 2021 at New York City-run sites are eligible to choose one of the incentives listed online. Incentives include free tickets, food, gift cards, and other special deals. 

Once their first COVID-19 vaccine dose is complete, individuals will receive emailed instructions on how to select their incentive and how to enter the competition.

Learn more about vaccine incentives.

Vaccine Incentives from State-run Sites 

Free NYS Lottery Tickets

Individuals over 18 who get their first dose of the Pfizer vaccine or the single-dose Johnson & Johnson vaccine at the following sites on select dates will get a free NYS lottery scratch-off ticket. 

  • Bay Eden Senior Center
    1220 East 229th Street
    Bronx, NY 10466
    June 7 through June 11 from 8 AM to 7 PM
  • College of Staten Island
    2800 Victory Boulevard
    Staten Island, NY 10314
    June 11 and June 14 through 17 from 12 PM to 8 PM; June 12 and June 13 from 10 AM to 4 PM

Free MetroCards or Rail Tickets

Through Saturday, June 19, the single-dose Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine will be available to those 18 years and older at the following subway and train stations:

  • Penn Station (Manhattan)
    LIRR, 34th Street Corridor, closest to entrance at 34th Street and 7th Avenue
    Daily: 3 PM to 8 PM
    Free 7-day Unlimited MetroCard or two one-way Commuter Rail Tickets with vaccination.
     
  • Grand Central Terminal (Manhattan)
    Metro-North Terminal, inside Vanderbilt Hall.
    Daily: 8 AM to 1 PM
    Free 7-day Unlimited MetroCard or two one-way Commuter Rail Tickets with vaccination.

Once you’re at the station follow the blue and red signs directing you to the pop-up site.

Learn more about the MTA's vaccine pop-up stop program.

Vaccination Scholarship Incentive

Through the ‘Get a Shot to Make your Future’ Vaccine Incentive, parents or guardians of any New Yorker, ages 12 to 17, can enter their child who has received at least their first COVID-19 vaccine dose (at any time), for a chance to win one of 50, four-year full-ride scholarships to any New York State public college or university. Scholarships include tuition, room and board, books and supplies.

From Saturday, May 29 through Monday, June 28, eligible New Yorkers may enter the ‘Get a Shot to Make your Future’ Vaccine Incentive weekly drawing. Winners of each drawing will be announced every Wednesday.

Learn more about the Vaccination Scholarship Incentive.

Empire State Building Observatory Tickets

The first 100 individuals who get vaccinated at the Empire State Building vaccine site will be given complimentary tickets to the observatory for a future date:

Empire State Building Observatory
20 West 34th Street
New York, NY 10118
June 11 through June 13 from 7:30 AM to 11:30 AM

Free Two-Day Passes to NYS Park

Individuals who received a first dose of the Pfizer or Moderna vaccine or single dose of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine anywhere in New York State between May 24 and May 31 are eligible to receive a free two-day pass to any New York State Park. These passes are valid through September 30, 2021. 

A visitor can show confirmation of their eligible vaccination at any of New York's 181 State Parks to receive their pass. Passes can be used for parking and beach and pool privileges throughout the State's Parks network.