Vaccine Command Center

COVID-19 Vaccines

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Safe and effective COVID-19 vaccines are now available in New York City to help us end the COVID-19 pandemic. They are easily available to most New Yorkers and all vaccinations are free.

Where are we now?

Right now, New York residents ages 16 and older are eligible to be vaccinated. Note: Eligible 16 and 17 year olds may receive Pfizer vaccine only. Sites administering Moderna and Johnson & Johnson will not administer those vaccines to 16- and 17-year-olds.

People who live outside of the state but work or study in New York are also eligible to get vaccinated.

Learn more about which groups are eligible for vaccination covered by the State's latest guidance.

Due to the recommendation from the Federal Drug Administration (FDA) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the City is pausing administration of the Johnson and Johnson vaccine as of Tuesday, April 13.

Out of an abundance of caution, if you have a vaccine appointment to receive the Johnson and Johnson vaccine at an NYC Health + Hospitals or Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (DOHMH) site, it may be rescheduled. If your appointment is rescheduled you will receive an email with the new details of your appointment. For other appointments that may be booked you will be rescheduled and contacted by your provider. You will receive the Moderna or Pfizer vaccine instead of the Johnson and Johnson vaccine until there is further guidance from Federal agencies.

The CDC is investigating a few cases related to the Johnson and Johnson vaccine and should have more information soon. If you have received the Johnson & Johnson / Janssen vaccine in the past three weeks and are having any of the following symptoms, contact your health care provider:

  • Severe headache
  • Abdominal pain
  • Leg pain
  • Shortness of breath

Homebound New Yorkers

New York City is providing in-home COVID-19 vaccinations to eligible NYC residents who are fully homebound, have not already been vaccinated, and do not already have access to a vaccination program.

If you think you may be eligible for an in-home vaccination, fill out an interest form. The form does not set up an appointment, but it enables us to contact you to further discuss your eligibility.

Please note: homebound vaccinations are suspended through Sunday, April 18th.

What about me?

Once you are 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. Check back here for additional updates or text COVID to 692-692 to receive real-time updates on vaccine distribution.

Find City-run vaccine sites in your borough:

Walk-up vaccination sites

Some sites are offerring walk-up vaccinations for New Yorkers 50+ and their companions without an appointment.

Vaccine Command Center

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.

Tracking Data

Through the Center, the City is closely monitoring how many vaccine doses have been:

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

Get up-to-date COVID-19 vaccine data about how vaccine distribution is progressing in New York City.

Interagency Expertise

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.

Vaccine Information and Services from the City