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Currently, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has authorized two COVID-19 vaccines: Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna. These vaccines can prevent COVID-19 symptoms and severe COVID-19 illness.

The vaccines require 2 doses that must be taken 3 to 4 weeks apart. After your first dose you will 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 (Pfizer or Moderna)
  • Date and place you got the shot
  • You should ask at the site where you are given the first dose about when to get the second dose.

At this time, only eligible people living or working in New York City can schedule an appointment to get vaccinated. This will roll out over the next weeks as the vaccine becomes more available.

The following groups should contact their affiliate network or employer to get vaccinated:

  • Staff affiliated with a hospital network
  • Staff who work at urgent care centers
  • Staff at congregate settings associated with NYS Offices for People With Developmental Disabilities (OPWDD), Mental Health (OMH), and Addiction Services (OASAS)

For all other eligible groups, including eligible health care workers not affiliated with a hospital and eligible funeral workers, first check with your employer to see if other vaccination plans have already been made. If not, you can schedule an appointment to be vaccinated at a City vaccine site.

You must have an appointment, fill out the New York State COVID-19 Vaccine Form, attest to being in an eligible category and bring proof of employment (if applicable), such as employee ID card, a letter from your employer or affiliated organization or a recent pay stub. The form can be completed online and you will receive a submission ID, or you can fill out the form at your vaccination site.

There is currently a proposal awaiting State approval to create a waitlist for COVID-19 vaccines. However at this time, a waitlist for the vaccines does not exist.

Fill out the New York State COVID-19 Vaccine Form.

Learn more about COVID-19 vaccine.

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.

As of January 4, the following groups are eligible for the COVID-19 vaccine:

  • Outpatient and ambulatory frontline, high-risk health care providers who provide in-person patient care or other staff in a position where they have direct contact with patients of any age. This includes:
    • Hospital and community-based ambulatory care, primary care, and outpatient behavioral health service providers
    • Phlebotomists
    • Physical and occupational therapists
    • Specialty clinics, including dialysis centers.
  • Frontline, high-risk public health workers who have direct contact with patients
  • Health care workers at COVID-19 testing sites
  • Staff administering the COVID-19 vaccine
  • High-risk hospital and Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC) staff
  • Dentists and staff at dental practices
  • Emergency medical service (EMS) personnel
  • Medical examiners and coroners
  • Funeral workers who have direct contact with infectious material and bodily fluids
  • Staff and residents in congregate living facilities run by the NYS Offices for People with Developmental Disabilities, Mental Health, and Addiction Services and Supports
  • Urgent care providers

As of January 11, vaccine distribution has been expanded to:

  • Food and grocery store workers
  • People 65 and older
  • Teachers and education workers
  • Childcare staff
  • First responders
  • Public safety workers
  • Public transit workers
  • Home care workers
  • Hospice workers
  • New Yorkers experiencing homelessness who reside in congregate settings as well as staff
  • Staff of nursing homes or skilled nursing facilities that didn't receive the vaccine through the Pharmacy Partnership for Long-term Care Program

You must have an appointment, fill out the New York State COVID-19 Vaccine Form, attest to being in an eligible category and bring proof of employment (if applicable), such as employee ID card, a letter from your employer or affiliated organization or a recent pay stub. The form can be completed online and you will receive a submission ID, or you can fill out the form at your vaccination site.

Who is up next?

Vaccines may next be available to the following groups:

  • People at high risk of severe COVID-19 illness because of underlying medical conditions
  • Essential workers who interact in person with the public and who are not able to physically distance

When there are enough vaccine doses available, it will be made available to all New Yorkers. You will likely be able to get the COVID-19 vaccine at the same places you usually get other vaccines, such as:

  • Your health care provider
  • Community and hospital clinics
  • Pharmacies

Learn more about the planned phases for vaccine distribution.

You must have an appointment, fill out the New York State COVID-19 Vaccine Form, attest to being in an eligible category and bring proof of employment (if applicable), such as employee ID card, a letter from your employer or affiliated organization or a recent pay stub. The form can be completed online and you will receive a submission ID, or you can fill out the form at your vaccination site.

As of January 11, 2021, eligible New Yorkers can get the COVID-19 vaccine at sites located throughout the city.

Before you can get a vaccine, you MUST:

  • Have an appointment
  • Fill the New York State COVID-19 Vaccine Form
  • Attest to being in an eligible category, AND 
  • Where applicable, bring proof of employment such as employee ID card, a letter from your employer or affiliated organization or a recent pay stub

The New York State COVID-19 Vaccine Form can be completed online and you will receive a submission ID, or you can fill out the form at your vaccination site.​

The Vaccine Reservation Call Center can schedule an appointment for you, ONLY for Health + Hospitals and NYC Department of Health vaccination sites.

You can also find a site and schedule an appointment online at nyc.gov/VaccineFinder. This tool can help you find the closest site to your location and also has private sites that are not run by the City.

If you are unable to find an appointment, please try again later. New locations and appointment slots are added every day.

Online

  • Agency: Department of Health and Mental Hygiene
  • Division: Vaccine Reservation Call Center
  • Phone Number: (877) 829-4692
  • Business Hours: Daily: 8 AM - 9 PM

 

 

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NYCHA vaccine sites are only available to NYCHA residents who meet the eligibility requirements.

The following is a list of vaccine sites and the NYCHA location which they serve. You must call and make an appointment.

Bronx

200 West Tremont Avenue 
Bronx, NY 10453
Serves: NYCHA West Tremont Avenue - Sedgwick Avenue Area

Brooklyn

150 Malcolm X Boulevard
Brooklyn, NY 11221
Serves: NYCHA Stuyvesant Gardens II

Manhattan

307 East 116 Street 
New York, NY 10029
Serves: NYCHA Corsi House

Queens

90-20 170 Street
Queens, NY 11432
Serves: NYCHA International Tower

Staten Island
230 Broad Street
Staten Island, NY 10304
Serves: NYCHA Stapleton Houses

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

NYCHA Van Dyke 1 Community Center (Gym)
392 Blake Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11212
Saturday, Sunday, and Monday
Must call (626) 423-6700 to make an appointment for this site.

Online Appointment Only Sites

The following NYCHA vaccine sites only accept appointments online:

  • Polo Grounds Community Center
    3005 Frederick Douglas Boulevard
    Manhattan, NY 10039
    Saturday and Sunday
     
  • Cassidy Coles Neighborhood Center
    125 Cassidy Place
    Staten Island, NY 10301
    Saturday and Sunday

Make an appointment for the Polo Grounds or Cassidy Coles Center.

The Pfizer and Moderna clinical trials have reported their vaccines to be 95% effective in preventing COVID-19. Both vaccines went through the necessary clinical studies to show that they are safe and effective. The vaccines work by teaching the body to create protection for the virus, so that it is ready to fight the virus if the person becomes exposed.

No serious safety concerns have been found for either vaccine. Each vaccine has shown only minor to moderate side effects, such as pain where the vaccine was injected, fatigue and headache.

Each requires two doses, through shots in the arm, three or four weeks apart.

Three other vaccines are in Phase 3 trials. The companies will likely release the initial results from those trials early this year.

The City’s Vaccine Command Center team is helping to coordinate distribution of the vaccine. The center will closely monitor how many vaccine doses have been:

  • Reserved by the federal government for NYC
  • Delivered to NYC
  • Given to people in NYC

The center will also help the vaccine rollout by publicizing up-to-date information about the vaccine and its benefits, including science-based facts to help stop the spread of misinformation. It will further conduct community engagement and outreach, as well as respond rapidly to help health care providers and community vaccination sites, as needed.

The center brings together experts from across City government to ensure equitable access for all New Yorkers.
These experts include but are not limited to members of:

  • Health + Hospitals
  • Emergency Management 
  • The Mayor’s Office
  • The Task Force on Racial Equity