A safe and effective COVID-19 vaccine is now available in New York City that will help us end the COVID-19 pandemic. It will be easily available to all New Yorkers at no cost.
Starting Monday, January 11, certain groups in Phase 1B are eligible to get the free COVID-19 vaccine, including people 65 and older, select groups of at risk New Yorkers, and a range of frontline essential workers. This includes: teachers and education workers, including childcare staff, first responders, public safety workers, public transit workers, food and grocery store workers, and New Yorkers experiencing homelessness who reside in congregate settings as well as staff.
Phase 1A priority groups also continue to be eligible for vaccines including healthcare workers and staff with direct patient contact, emergency responders, staff at COVID-19 testing and vaccination locations, home health aides, and long-term care staff and residents, among others.
If you are eligible in Phase 1A or 1B, you can make an appointment now to get your vaccine. Use the NYC Vaccine Finder to find a location near you — you must reserve your vaccine appointment in advance! Additional COVID-19 vaccine sites will be added as they are available. You can also make an appointment by phone by calling 1-877-VAX-4NYC.
As more Phase 1B groups are determined eligible by New York State, NYC will make that information available to you. We expect that additional groups eligible in Phase 1B will likely include other frontline essential workers and additional groups of high risk New Yorkers, among others. Learn more about the planned phases for vaccine distribution.
As more doses become available, additional groups of New Yorkers will be eligible to receive the vaccine. Once eligible you will be able to make a vaccine appointment at many locations throughout the city using the NYC Vaccine Finder or by calling 1-877-VAX-4NYC. We will soon launch an online tool to help you determine if you are eligible for vaccine. Check back here for additional updates or text COVID to 692-692 to receive real-time updates on vaccine distribution.
The NYC COVID-19 Vaccine Command Center is a dedicated interagency effort created by the Mayor's Office to coordinate vaccine distribution throughout the city.
The Center will ensure all New Yorkers have up-to-date information about the vaccine and its benefits. To build trust in a safe and effective vaccine, the Center will deploy outreach teams to provide science-based facts and address misinformation. These teams also will coordinate with elected officials and community leaders on neighborhood vaccination drives.
The Center will provide rapid response for public and private partners, including urgent cares, private pharmacies, hospitals and community vaccination sites.
Through the Center, the City is closely monitoring how many vaccine doses have been:
Get up-to-date COVID-19 vaccine data about how vaccine distribution is progressing in New York City.
The Vaccine Command Center is led by Deputy Mayor Melanie Hartzog and NYC Health Commissioner Dave Chokshi, but it brings together experts from across city government. More than a dozen City agencies will conduct operations through the Center, including the Health Department, Health + Hospitals, Emergency Management, the Mayor's Office and the Task Force on Racial Equity.