COVID-19: Vaccine

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Get Vaccinated Today

It has never been easier to get a COVID-19 vaccination in NYC. People 12 and older are eligible for the vaccine. After you are fully vaccinated, you no longer need to wear a face covering or stay 6 feet away from others in most places, in addition to other benefits of vaccination, so get your shot today.

Many vaccination sites in the city no longer require appointments. See a list of sites where you can get a walk-up vaccination today.

To find a vaccination site near you, including those that take appointments, use the City's Vaccine Finder (not accessible with Internet Explorer). Note, people who are 12 to 17 years old can only receive the Pfizer vaccine.


You can also call 877-VAX-4NYC (877-829-4692) to:

  • Schedule an appointment at certain sites.
  • Request free transportation to and from a vaccination appointment for city residents 65 and older, as well as for those with disabilities who have no other way to get to a vaccination site.
    • If you are 65 and older, or have a disability, you can schedule free transport by ambulette or taxi:
      • For ambulette service, call 516-812-9827.
      • For taxi service (including wheelchair accessible vehicles), call 646-349-0289.
    • If you are a minor under the age of 18, you must have your parent or guardian call to book the trip on your behalf.
  • Request in-home vaccination for NYC residents who are 75 years or older, have a disability or cannot leave their home. You can also sign up online for an in-home vaccination.

Review what you need to know before going to your vaccination appointment.

Vaccines are available at no cost to you and regardless of immigration status.

Pfizer Vaccine Now Available for Adolescents

Adolescents ages 12 through 15 years can now receive the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine. On May 10, the FDA expanded its emergency use authorization to include this age group.

More Vaccine Information


Vaccines are a critical tool in protecting you and your community from severe COVID-19 illness, hospitalization and death. They are proven safe and are now protecting millions of vaccinated New Yorkers from COVID-19.

After you are fully vaccinated (two weeks after your single-dose vaccine or second dose of a two-dose vaccine), you are much less likely to become sick or spread the virus that causes COVID-19.

When You Are Fully Vaccinated

  • All activities become safer.

  • Generally, you no longer need to wear a face covering or stay 6 feet apart from other people.
    • We recommend you continue wearing face coverings indoors until more people are vaccinated. Outdoor activities are much safer without a face covering.
    • Face coverings are still required in schools, on public transportation, in health care settings and in congregate settings, such as nursing homes and homeless shelters, and at any other setting so designated by a business or location.
    • Keep your face covering on if you are around unvaccinated people who are at increased risk for severe COVID-19.

  • You no longer need to quarantine after exposure to someone with COVID-19.

  • You no longer need to get tested for COVID-19, unless you have symptoms of COVID-19 or testing is required for work, school or a specific activity.

Even after you are vaccinated, you should still wash your hands regularly and stay home if you are sick or test positive for COVID-19.

Learn more about the benefits of vaccination:

Vaccination Card

At the vaccination site, you will receive a card with your name, date of birth, the vaccine you received, and the place and date you received it. Keep it in a safe place and make a photocopy or take a picture just in case you lose it.

If you got the Pfizer or Moderna vaccine, bring the card with you when you go for your second shot.

If you are fully vaccinated but lost your COVID-19 Vaccination Record Card or need verification of your vaccine status, you can request a copy of your COVID-19 vaccination record online.

Second-Dose Appointments

The Pfizer and Moderna vaccines require two doses. You should schedule your second dose 21 days (Pfizer) or 28 days (Moderna) after the first dose. If you are unable to do so, get your second dose within 42 days after the first dose. Be sure to get the second dose no matter how much time has passed.

The Johnson & Johnson/Janssen vaccine does not require a second dose.

Post-Vaccination Resources

The below resources have more information about your vaccine, including what to do if you feel side effects:

Fair and Equitable Access

The Health Department will ensure there is fair and equitable access to a vaccine. Our plans account for health inequities and disparities faced by underserved communities (PDF). We will make sure the communities hit hardest by the pandemic have access to the vaccine.

Note: All Health Department websites are designed to be accessible for people with disabilities.

Vaccination Help for People with Disabilities

People with disabilities can get help making a vaccination appointment at an accessible site, traveling to their appointment and getting their shot. This kind of help is called a reasonable accommodation.

You can get a reasonable accommodation if you have difficulty with:

  • Seeing or hearing
  • Thinking or concentrating
  • Speaking
  • Using your arms
  • Taking care of daily chores
  • Coping with feelings of sadness or anxiety
  • Getting around or climbing stairs

Though not a complete list, some common examples of a reasonable accommodation are: a wheelchair provided on arrival, ASL interpretation or tactile interpretation, a quiet space if loud spaces are overwhelming, and verbal or physical guidance to navigate the vaccination site.

You can request a reasonable accommodation when you schedule your vaccination, either through the City's online appointment scheduler or by calling 877-VAX-4NYC (877-829-4692). You can also ask for a reasonable accommodation from staff at a City-run vaccination site, or email hubaccess@health.nyc.gov for more information.

For NYC residents who are 75 years or older, have a disability or cannot leave their home, you can sign up for an in-home vaccination online or by calling 877-VAX-4NYC (877-829-4692).

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