COVID-19

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Vaccine Booster Shots

The FDA has authorized a Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine booster shot for people who received the second dose of the Pfizer vaccine at least six months ago and are:

  • 65 or older, or
  • 18 to 64 and either have an underlying medical condition or a higher risk of COVID-19 exposure due to their job (for example, health care workers) or where they live or frequently visit (for example, a homeless shelter), or
  • A resident of a long-term care facility

Learn more the COVID-19 vaccine booster shot.

New Vaccine Requirements

As of August 17, people 12 and older are required to show proof they have received at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine for:

  • Indoor dining
  • Indoor fitness
  • Indoor entertainment

Learn more about the new policy.

Data Show Vaccination Works

Data is showing how the COVID-19 vaccines are protecting New Yorkers against infection and illness. Since mid-January, the vast majority of COVID-19 cases, hospitalizations and deaths in NYC are occurring in unvaccinated people.

Between January 17 and August 17, people who are unvaccinated in NYC accounted for:

  • 96.1% of all COVID-19 cases
  • 96.9% of COVID-19 hospitalizations
  • 97.3% of COVID-19 deaths

See more data on cases, hospitalizations and deaths by vaccination status.


The number of COVID-19 cases remains high in New York City and around the U.S. This is largely due to the spread of the more contagious delta variant and the large number of people who are still unvaccinated.

The delta variant of the virus is more than twice as contagious as the original virus. It may also be more likely to cause severe illness and to reinfect someone who has already had COVID-19. The delta variant is also infecting a higher percentage of young people than previous strains.

Vaccination is the most important tool we have to stop the spread, and it has never been easier to get vaccinated. Every unvaccinated person in NYC who is 12 or older can get a free vaccine today at one of hundreds of vaccination sites around the city. New Yorkers can also choose to get in-home vaccination.

COVID-19 is not over, we have not won yet. Learn more in the pages below about what you can do to help yourself, your family and your community.


Vaccination

Data

  • Latest Data: Track how COVID-19 has recently affected NYC. Data is updated daily.
  • Vaccines: Track how the COVID-19 vaccine is being administered throughout the city.
  • Variants: Testing and spread in NYC of variants of the virus that causes COVID-19.
  • Key Indicators: Key public health indicators tracked by NYC policymakers.
  • Neighborhood Data Profiles: Summaries of data by ZIP code.
  • Trends and Totals: Data trends and cumulative data since the city’s first confirmed case.
  • Data File Archive: All COVID-19 data files we posted online between March 17, 2020, and May 17, 2020, as well as more recent files on virus variants.

Testing, Prevention, Higher Risk Groups

  • Testing: Learn when and how you can get tested.
  • Rapid Testing: Schedule an appointment at one of the Health Department's free rapid testing locations, which usually have results within a few hours.
  • Prevention and Groups at Higher Risk: Follow our prevention tips and check if you are at a higher risk for illness.
  • Pregnancy: Learn about the different risks of COVID-19 to pregnant people and available assistance.

Symptoms, Care

  • Symptoms and Care: How to tell if you might have COVID-19 and what you should do if you have symptoms.

Businesses, Schools

Providers

Local Services, Mental Health

Additional Resources