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COVID Health Emergency Updates

COVID-19 Health Emergency Updates

Please click HERE to read DOROT’s Safety Guidelines for participation in our in-person programs.

Please click HERE for New York State Coronavirus information and resources.

Please click HERE for the most updated vaccine information for New York City residents.

Please click HERE for guidance on how to help prevent the spread of COVID-19.

Take Advantage of Free COVID 19 Tests!

Every home in the U.S. is now eligible to receive four (4) free at-home COVID-19 tests. You can order yours here.

Vaccine Booster Shots are Recommended for People Age 12+

Vaccine booster shots are now available for all fully vaccinated people ages 12 and older. These shots boost your immunity from the initial vaccination series. Booster shots are recommended for any adult who received the second dose of either the Pfizer or Moderna vaccine at least five months ago, or the one dose of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine at least two months ago.

New Yorkers can now visit a number of Walk-Up COVID-19 Vaccination Sites without an appointment. See the full list of sites HERE.

Learn more about booster shots HERE. If you have questions, talk to your health care provider or call 311.

If you are age 65 or older, DOROT can provide assistance with:

  • Scheduling an initial vaccine or booster shot in NYC or NYS

  • Registering in NYC to receive an in-home visit for the vaccine, which is available to those who are unable to leave their homes. (Individuals who are able to complete the form independently can access it HERE.)

Resources for Making a COVID-19 Vaccine Appointment

To find a convenient vaccination site, call your local pharmacist or health provider to ask if they are administering it or click HERE to use the NYC Vaccine Finder.

You can also call: 

  • For NYC, 311 or the NYC Vaccine Reservation Center at 1-877-829-4692 (1-877-VAX-4NYC).
  • For NYS, the COVID-19 Vaccination Hotline at 1-833-697-4829 (1-833-NYS-4-VAX)


This information was pulled together from publicly available resources and sources. DOROT  is not a medical expert and does not seek to make a determination as to the best course of action for any individual.