Clinics

Immunization Clinics

Register Early to Avoid Wait

The Fort Greene Health Center clinic is currently experiencing longer wait times than usual, as many children are getting vaccinated for the new school year.

While we work to accommodate this increase in patients, registration may close early on busy days. You can avoid a long line and help us serve as many patients as possible by coming to the clinic early to register. We open on weekdays at 8:30 a.m.

For the latest updates, call 347-396-7943. We appreciate your patience during this busy time.


In addition to the Fort Greene Health Center described below, uninsured and underinsured adults can also get immunization services at another location for a sliding scale fee.

The Health Department no longer operates immunization clinics in Corona, Queens and the Tremont area of the Bronx.

For general information about the Heath Department's clinics, please visit our NYC Health Clinics page.

NYC Health Department clinics offer patients immunization services regardless of immigration status.

Fort Greene Health Center

  • Location:
    • 295 Flatbush Avenue Extension, Fifth Floor
      Brooklyn
      (corner of Willoughby Street and Flatbush Avenue Extension, near the Fulton Mall and Long Island University)

  • Hours: Monday to Friday: 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

  • Public Transportation Directions: A, C, and F trains to Jay Street; 2,3,4 and 5 trains to Nevins Street; or R, Q, and B trains to DeKalb Avenue; or A, C, and G trains to Hoyt - Schermerhorn

For adults and children (4 and older). No appointments necessary. People are seen on a first-come, first-served basis. Please bring your vaccination record and insurance information.

The Fort Greene walk-in immunization clinic provides immunizations recommended for children 4 and older, teens and adults, including:

  • Vaccines for Children (ages 4 to 18 years)
    • Influenza vaccine (Flu)
    • Diphtheria, tetanus and pertussis combination vaccines (DTaP, and Tdap)
    • Tetanus and diphtheria vaccine (Td)
    • Haemophilus influenza type b vaccine (Hib, for children age 4)
    • Hepatitis A vaccine
    • Hepatitis B vaccine
    • Human papillomavirus vaccine (HPV)
    • Inactivated polio vaccine (IPV, for children through age 17)
    • Measles, mumps and rubella combination vaccine (MMR)
    • Meningococcal vaccine (MenACWY)
    • Pneumococcal vaccine (PCV 13 and PPSV23)
    • Varicella vaccine
  • Vaccines for Adults
    • Influenza vaccine (standard and high-dose flu vaccines)
    • Diphtheria, tetanus, and pertussis combination vaccine (Tdap)
    • Tetanus and diphtheria vaccine (Td)
    • Hepatitis A vaccine (for at-risk adults)
    • Hepatitis B vaccine (for at-risk adults)
    • Human papillomavirus vaccine (HPV, for adults through age 26)
    • Measles, mumps, and rubella combination vaccine (MMR)
    • Meningococcal vaccine (for at-risk adults)
    • Pneumococcal vaccine (PCV-13 and PPSV23)

Health Insurance and Billing Practices

In order to comply with Medicaid rules, the Health Department’s immunization clinic must request insurance or payment for services given to adults (age 19 and over). If you have health insurance, the Health Department will bill your insurance. You will not be charged a copayment. If you are over 19 years of age and you do not have health insurance or do not want your insurance billed, the Health Department will ask for a sliding scale fee based on family size and annual income. Clinic staff will not ask for proof of family size and income, and services will be provided regardless of ability to pay.

Adults who are currently enrolled in a post-secondary educational program and who receive the MMR vaccine as part of school requirements do not have to pay a fee. See links below for more details.

Parents and Children

  • Children between four (4) and 16 years of age must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. Children who are 16 or 17 years old must either have a signed consent from or be accompanied by a parent or guardian. For children younger than four (4) years of age, call 311 to find a Child Health Clinic near you.

Travel Vaccines

Travel immunizations, including yellow fever and typhoid vaccines, and malaria prophylaxis are not provided at the Fort Greene immunization clinic. For travel clinic locations, go to the Centers for Disease Control web site at Travelers' Health.

Shingles

Zostavax® is a vaccine to prevent shingles and is recommended for people 60 years of age and older. This vaccine is not available at the Fort Greene immunization clinic. Pharmacists who are licensed to vaccinate in New York State can administer the shingles vaccine without a prescription from your doctor. Check with your health care provider or with your local pharmacy to see if they provide this vaccine.

Call 311 for more information about clinic services or if you would like to request your child's or your own immunization record (if born and/or vaccinated in New York City after 1995).

2019 Clinic Closure Dates

  • October 14
  • November 5
  • November 11
  • November 28
  • December 25

Additional Location for Uninsured and Underinsured Adults

Adults 19 years and older who do not have insurance, or who have insurance that does not cover the cost of immunizations, may also visit the Beacon Christian Community Health Center.

This center charges a sliding scale fee payment based on family size and annual income. Clinic staff will not ask for proof of family size and income. Services will be provided regardless of ability to pay.

You do not need to make an appointment. You will be seen on a first-come, first-served basis. Be sure to bring your vaccination record, if available.

  • Location
    • Beacon Christian Community Health Center
      2079 Forest Avenue
      Staten Island
      (Between Union and Bruckner Avenues)

  • Hours: Monday, Noon to 7 p.m.; Tuesday to Friday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

  • Public Transportation Directions: Use the S48, S98 or SIM30 bus to Forest Avenue/Union Avenue.

Available Vaccines for Uninsured and Underinsured People

  • Influenza vaccine (standard and high-dose flu vaccines)
  • Diphtheria, tetanus, and pertussis combination vaccine (Tdap)
  • Tetanus and diphtheria vaccine (Td)
  • Hepatitis A vaccine (for at-risk adults)
  • Hepatitis B vaccine (for at-risk adults)
  • Human papillomavirus vaccine (HPV, for adults through age 26)
  • Measles, mumps, and rubella combination vaccine (MMR)
  • Meningococcal vaccine (for at-risk adults)
  • Pneumococcal vaccine (PCV-13 and PPSV23)

Vaccines for travel are not offered at Health Department-affiliated immunization clinics.

2019 Clinic Closure Dates

  • November 28
  • December 24 (open 9 a.m. to Noon)
  • December 25
  • December 31 (open 9 a.m. to Noon)

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