A Message from the NYC Department of Health for Fall 2021
About the Vaccine
Currently, three COVID-19 vaccines have been authorized for emergency use by the FDA and approved by New York State’s independent Clinical Advisory Task Force: one that was developed by Pfizer and BioNTech, a second that was developed by Moderna and a third that was developed by Johnson & Johnson and Janssen Pharmaceuticals.
The vaccines are available at no cost.
In-home COVID-19 vaccinations are now available to all New Yorkers ages 12 and older: nyc.gov/homevaccine or 877-829-4692.
Frequently Asked Questions
The New York City Department of Health has put together an FAQ resource that covers:
- COVID-19 Vaccine Development and Authorization
- Vaccine Safety
- How the COVID-19 mRNA Vaccines Work
- Who Can Get a COVID-19 Vaccine and When
- Getting Vaccinated
- Vaccine Requirements
The FAQ is available here: https://www1.nyc.gov/assets/doh/downloads/pdf/covid/covid-19-vaccines-faq-long.pdf.
Public Health in Our Communities: What You Need to Know
Who is Eligible
Where to Make an Appointment
Vaccines are available at pharmacies, hospitals and through local health departments statewide – please contact your provider of choice to schedule your vaccine appointment.