COVID-19: Vaccine

Vaccination Eligibility and Requirements

Public Indoor Activity Restrictions

Only vaccinated people in NYC are allowed at various public indoor activities.

Learn more about these requirements and the different ways you can prove you have been vaccinated.


The COVID-19 vaccine is now available in NYC to people 5 and older.

Note: People who are 5 to 17 years old are only eligible for the Pfizer vaccine.

Find a vaccination site near you (not accessible with Internet Explorer). If you have questions, call 833-NYS-4VAX (833-697-4829).

New York City is committed to ensuring that access to the vaccine is fair and equitable.

Booster Shots

Some people who have received both doses of the Pfizer or Moderna vaccine, and everyone who received the single dose Johnson & Johnson vaccine, are now eligible for a booster shot of any of the three types of vaccines authorized or approved in the U.S.

Pre-Vaccination Requirements

Before you get your vaccination, be sure to follow these requirements:

  • Check that you have proof of age.
  • Complete the New York State COVID-19 Vaccine Form before your appointment.
  • Reschedule if you are not feeling well on the day of your appointment.
  • Wear a mask to your appointment. You will not be admitted to the site without one.

Proof of Age

You must bring proof of age to your vaccination.

You will not need to provide proof of immigration status or a social security number to get vaccinated. ID is only required for proof of age.

When you receive the vaccine, your privacy will be protected. There are strict laws in place to ensure confidentiality of your personal information.

Proof you are 5 or older may include:

  • Driver's license or non-driver ID
  • IDNYC
  • State or government-issued birth certificate
  • Current U.S. passport or valid foreign passport
  • Permanent resident card
  • Certificate of Naturalization or Citizenship
  • Life insurance policy with birthdate
  • Marriage certificate with birthdate
  • For people younger than 18, a parent or guardian can accompany them to the vaccination site to attest to their age

Proof of Consent for Minors

A parent or guardian must provide consent for their child to be vaccinated in person or by phone. They will not need to provide proof they are the child's parent or guardian.

Some providers, including all City-run sites, will accept proof of consent in writing. However, in-person or phone consent is preferred.

All minors who are 5 to 15 must be accompanied to the vaccination site by a parent or guardian, or another adult caregiver designated by the parent/guardian.

The child must also have a completed New York State COVID-19 Vaccine Form.