Vaccine Information

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: 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:

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.

There are some websites that aggregate available vaccination appointments onto one site. Here are some links to those:
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