The first COVID-19 vaccines are here. Supply from the Federal Government is limited. While the vaccination process is underway, every New Yorker should wear a mask, social distance and avoid small and large gatherings.
All New Yorkers age 16 and older are now eligible for the vaccine.
Vaccines are available at pharmacies, hospitals, local health departments and Federally Qualified Health Centers statewide – please contact your provider of choice to schedule your vaccine appointment. You can use this website for scheduling an appointment at a New York State-run site only. To determine eligibility and schedule an appointment at one of these sites, use the Am I Eligible app. Remember: The Pfizer and Moderna vaccines require two doses for effectiveness. For these vaccines, second-dose appointment will be scheduled automatically at the time you receive your first vaccine dose. The Johnson & Johnson vaccine requires only dose. Appointments are not transferrable.
- Age 16+
- Reside in New York State
- Work in New York State
- Study in New York State
Instructions for New York State-Operated Vaccination Sites:
Step 1: Determine eligibility and schedule an appointment. New York State's online scheduling tool is the quickest way to confirm you're eligible and make an appointment. You can also call the New York State COVID-19 Vaccination Hotline at 1-833-NYS-4-VAX (1-833-697-4829). Once you have successfully scheduled an appointment, you will receive a confirmation email that contains a barcode. You will need to bring this to your appointment.
Step 2: Complete the Vaccine Form. Once you have a confirmed appointment, you must complete the New York State COVID-19 Vaccine Form. This form should be filled out online and you will receive a submission ID indicating completion. You will need to bring the submission ID to your appointment. If you cannot submit the form online, it will be available at the vaccination sites.
Step 3: Bring proof of eligibility to your appointment. New York State residents must bring proof of identity. For minors under 18, a parent or guardian is required to identify the minor. If you are not a New York resident, you must bring proof that you work or study in New York State. You will be asked for insurance information BUT the vaccine is free and there will never be a charge to you. This information is for administrative use only.
Step 4: If you are getting the Pfizer vaccine, your second dose appointment will be scheduled automatically when booking your first vaccine dose. Your second appointment will be scheduled for the same time and at the same location, three weeks following your first dose. You will receive a confirmation email with details about your second dose appointment within a few days of receiving your first dose. Please keep this in mind when scheduling a first dose appointment. The Johnson & Johnson vaccine only requires one dose.
If you are eligible, you will see a list of New York State operated vaccination sites and available appointments.
The Am I Eligible app is kept up to date. New Yorkers can recheck to find available appointments at any time.
Wear a mask, practice social distancing, and get tested. In public, keep at least 6 feet distance from others.
Wash Your Hands, Cover Your Cough: Cover your cough and sneezes. Use your elbow or a tissue. Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth.
Take Caution with New Yorkers At-Risk: Avoid exposing the elderly and people with underlying health conditions to the virus. Instead of visiting, call. Offer help with groceries and other goods.