April 17, 2021
Beginning today, New Yorkers 50 and older can walk into any City-run vaccine site and get vaccinated without an appointment
NEW YORK—Beginning today, April 17th, New Yorkers who are 50 and older will be able to walk into City-run vaccine sites and get vaccinated without an appointment, Mayor de Blasio announced today. Previously, walk-in appointments were exclusively for New Yorkers 75 and older.
“Our priority for the next few months is clear: we need to vaccinate as many New Yorkers as possible,” said Mayor Bill de Blasio. “By making it easier for New Yorkers 50 and older to get vaccinated, we are on our way to fully vaccinating five million New Yorkers by June.”
Starting today, the City-run sites offering walk-up appointments to New Yorkers 50 and older are:BRONX
New Yorkers can schedule appointments and locate their nearest vaccine site by visiting nyc.gov/vaccinefinder or calling 1-877-VAX-4-NYC. The City will be sharing this opportunity widely through local partners and CBOs, as well as through social media, website promotion, and robocalls.
“With more than 5 million doses of the COVID-19 vaccine administered, we’re making incredible progress vaccinating New York City, but the job is not finished — we know we still have more New Yorkers to reach with this life-saving resource,” said Deputy Mayor for Health and Human Services Melanie Hartzog. “Expanding walk-up appointments to New Yorkers 50 and older is yet another way we’re working to make the vaccine as accessible as possible — and an example of how we will continue to adapt our strategies and expand our efforts to take our progress further.”
“We aim to open as many doors as possible to vaccination,” said Health Commissioner Dr. Dave A. Chokshi. “We’re glad that getting the vaccine is now as easy as a walk in the park. Our staff are standing by to serve New Yorkers.”
“As we race against COVID-19, we must do everything in our power to help all New Yorkers get vaccinated as quickly as possible,” said Dr. Ted Long, Executive Director of the NYC Test & Trace Corps and Senior Vice President of Ambulatory Care and Population Health at NYC Health + Hospitals. “The expansion of walk-up access for New Yorkers age 50 and older brings us one important step closer to the goal of vaccine for all.”