The COVID-19 vaccine will be distributed in phases to groups of people at increased risk of COVID-19 exposure or severe COVID-19 illness. Phased distribution will take time, with vaccines not expected to be widely available to all New Yorkers until mid-2021.
The different phases of COVID-19 vaccine distribution are determined by New York State and may change. New York City is committed to ensuring that access to the vaccine is fair and equitable.
The table below reflects our best estimate of who will receive the vaccine and when. We will update our guidance regularly as we learn more.
Proof of Eligibility
People who are eligible based on their employment must attest that their job requires them to have in-person contact with members of the public or with co-workers, or that they are unable to work remotely. They must also have proof of employment in New York, such as an employee ID card, a letter from their employer or affiliated organization, or a recent pay stub (depending on specific priority status).
If you are eligible for a vaccine based on your age, you must show proof of age and New York residency.
Proof of age may include:
Proof of residency may include:
This includes, but is not limited to:
If you have questions, call the New York State COVID-19 hotline at 833-NYS-4-VAX (833-697-4829).