New Yorkers aged 65+ are now eligible for the COVID-19 vaccine. Information is changing regularly about the COVID vaccine, local and state government sites are the best source for updates and resources. You can learn more about the vaccine, its safety and the appointment process in the City of New York’s recent publication “COVID-19 Vaccines: What Older New Yorkers Need to Know".
Resources for Making a COVID-19 Vaccine Appointment
When making an appointment, you can expect to have varied wait times and success at different times of the day – try to be patient!
- Local & State Government Vaccine Resources: Make a vaccine appointment and learn more about vaccine sites in New York.
- By Phone:
- Call 311.
- The NYC Vaccine Reservation Center at 1-877-829-4692 (1-877-VAX-4NYC).
- NYS COVID-19 Vaccination Hotline at 1-833-697-4829 (1-833-NYS-4-VAX) for information and scheduling appointments at NYS locations.
- By Phone:
- Additional Resources:
- Contact your doctor to inquire about appointments. If affiliated with certain hospitals, it may be possible to get a vaccine through their office.
- In an effort to provide any information that may help in making a vaccine appointment, we also want to share NYC Vaccine List, a new volunteer-run website that pulls vaccine appointment information from both the New York state and local websites. It clearly displays which vaccination sites currently have available appointments and which are filled to capacity. It’s important to refresh the page every few minutes to ensure you are getting updated information as it becomes available. To access the NYC Vaccine List website CLICK HERE.
Before you visit a vaccination site, keep the following tips in mind:
Reschedule your appointment if you are not feeling well on the day of your appointment.
Wear a face mask to your appointment. You will not be allowed into the site without one.
What to expect after you get the vaccine:
- To learn more about what to expect after you get your COVID vaccine, check out this booklet from the NYC Health Department "What You Need to Know After Getting Your COVID-19 Vaccine".
With or without the vaccine, mask and social distancing guidelines remain in effect. Please adhere to them for the benefit of everyone.
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.