COVID-19 vaccines

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COVID-19 vaccines help protect you and your household from severe cases of COVID-19.

  • You can get a COVID-19 vaccine at no cost if you are age 12 or older.
  • You do not need to provide proof of immigration status or a social security number to get vaccinated.
  • COVID-19 vaccines have different doses.
    • The Pfizer and Moderna vaccines require two separate doses.
    • The Johnson & Johnson vaccine is only one dose.
  • You can get vaccinated in your home if:
    • You are fully homebound, and
    • Have not already been vaccinated, and
    • Do not already have access to a vaccination program.
    • Complete the interest form and the City will call back to discuss your eligibility. You can also call 877-VAX-4NYC (877-829-4692) for more information.
    • In-home vaccinations use the Johnson & Johnson vaccine.
  • You can schedule free transportation to your vaccine appointment if you are 65 or older and:
    • Cannot use public transportation, and
    • Cannot use private transportation, and
    • Cannot rely on friends or family members for transport.
    • Go to 311's COVID-19 Vaccine Info Page and click "Transportation for Seniors" for more information.

Who is eligible

  • Anyone age 12 or older is eligible for a COVID-19 vaccine.
    • Eligible 12 – 17 year olds can only receive the Pfizer vaccine.
  • You do not need to provide proof of immigration status or a social security number to get vaccinated.
  • Check the NYC Department of Health’s website for ongoing updates to eligibility.

What you need to apply

Bring proof of your age.

Children 12 – 17 should also come with a parent or legal guardian who can identify them and provide consent for vaccination.

 

Proof of age

One of the following:

  • Driver’s license or non-driver ID
  • IDNYC
  • State or government-issued birth certificate
  • Consulate ID
  • 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
  • You will not need to provide proof of immigration status or a social security number to get vaccinated.

How to apply

Online

To get the vaccine:

Walk-up to any City-run site or State-run site for a vaccine, no appointment needed.

Visit vaccinefinder.nyc.gov or call 877-VAX-4NYC (877-829-4692) to book an appointment in sites within New York City.

If you are fully homebound: Complete the interest form and the City will call back to discuss your eligibility. You can also call 877-VAX-4NYC (877-829-4692) for more information.

In-person

Walk-up to any City-run site or State-run site for a vaccine, no appointment needed.

Call

Call 877-VAX-4NYC (877-829-4692) to book an appointment at a City site.


How to get help

Online

Learn more about how to get the vaccine.

Get the facts on COVID-19 vaccines.

Call the vaccine hotline

Call 877-VAX-4NYC (877-829-4692) for vaccine help.

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Updated May 13, 2021