With the expansion of vaccine eligibility to group 1B, over 3.2 million New Yorkers are now eligible for the COVID-19 vaccine. Limited vaccine supplies mean that appointments may take up to 14 weeks to schedule. While we wait for our friends and neighbors to be vaccinated, masks and social distancing are the most impactful tools to stop the spread.
For information on the safety and efficacy of vaccines, go here: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/vaccines/safety/safety-of-vaccines.html.
Vaccines that were approved by the FDA: Moderna, Pfizer, and Johnson & Johnson
Scheduling a Vaccine Appointment
All locations require appointments in advance. Residents can schedule appointments online. Residents in eligible groups can call 1-833-NYS-4-VAX (1-833-697-4829) or visit vaccinefinder.nyc.gov.
To avoid large lines at the vaccine sites, all vaccines are currently scheduled by appointment. If you’re eligible, you can find vaccination sites and make an appointment:
- Ask your primary care provider if they are administering vaccines.
- Use the NYC COVID Vaccine Finder.
- Call the NYC vaccine hotline (877-VAX-4NYC or 877-829-4692) 8 am – 9 pm, a NYC Health + Hospital or Dept. of Health Vaccine Hub site.
- Contact providers listed in the NYS eligibility survey.
- Call the NYS vaccine hotline (833-NYS-4VAX or 833-697-4829).
- Check availability on NYC Vaccine List or TurboVax, which aggregate available appointments at many State, City, and private sites.
Montefiore Marble Hill Family Practice
- 5525 Broadway, Ground Floor, Bronx, 10463
Rite Aid Spuyten Duyvil
- 21B Knolls Crescent, Bronx, 10463
NYC Health Department Vaccine Hub - Walton Educational School
- 2780 Reservoir Avenue, Bronx, 10468
NYC Health + Hospitals, North Central Bronx
- 3424 Kossuth Avenue, Bronx, 10467
- Healthcare workers
- Nursing home residents
- Public safety workers (police officers, firefighters, corrections officers)
- Public transit employees
- Court staff
- Grocery store workers
- Workers and residents of homeless shelters
- Residents age 65 and up
New Yorkers can check their eligibility here: https://am-i-eligible.covid19vaccine.health.ny.gov/Public/prescreener and City residents can check here: https://www1.nyc.gov/site/doh/covid/covid-19-vaccine-eligibility.page.
New York State is encouraging eligible New Yorkers to train to become vaccinators. If you are a licensed practical nurse, a dentist, an EMT, a medical nursing student with at least a year of clinical experience, and more—then you may be eligible to take training to become a vaccinator and help New York administer COVID vaccines over the coming months. See how you can get involved.