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COVID-19 Vaccine

Update: Children ages 5-11 are now eligible for a Pfizer-BioNTech booster dose at least 5 months after completing their primary series.


All individuals 5 years of age and older that reside in the United States are eligible to receive the vaccine. New Yorkers should continue to wear a mask where appropriate and follow all other health guidelines.

FDA fact sheets for recipients and caregivers on each vaccine are available: Pfizer-BioNTech/CominartyModernaJohnson & Johnson.

COVID vaccines are widely available at pharmacies, local health departments, clinics, Federally Qualified Health Centers and other locations across the state. 

Walk-in appointments are also accepted at New York State mass vaccination sites for all eligible adults.

 

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COVID-19 Vaccines for Children and Adolescents
Young New Yorkers Are Encouraged to Get Vaccinated

The COVID-19 vaccine is safe, effective and will help protect eligible children and adolescents ages 5 – 17.
Young girl getting vaccinated in doctor's office
The COVID-19 Vaccine for Pregnant New Yorkers

CDC and NYSDOH encourage all pregnant New Yorkers, lactating New Yorkers, or those looking to get pregnant to get the COVID-19 vaccine. 

COVID-19 Vaccine for Pregnant New Yorkers

Boosters are Widely Available
Get Your Booster Shot
New Yorkers 12-years and older who received their Pfizer-BioNTech initial vaccine series at least five months ago are eligible for the Pfizer-BioNTech booster. New Yorkers 18 years and older who received the Moderna initial vaccine series at least five months ago or the Janssen/Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine at least two months ago are eligible for a booster dose. Additionally, certain New Yorkers are now eligible for a second booster.

Excelsior Pass and Excelsior Pass Plus

The Excelsior Pass Scanner app, free for businesses nationwide, provides a safe, secure way to validate the COVID-19 vaccination and/or negative test status of your patrons. The Scanner app is also able to validate SMART Health Cards issued by other U.S. states.

In-Home Vaccination Program

New York State, in partnership with counties, established local points of contact to expand access to vaccines through an in-home vaccination program for those who are homebound due to physical limitations, cognitive impairment, other chronic conditions, a lack of transportation, and/or visual impairments, and who do not have access to supports that may help them physically go to an existing vaccination provider. Click below to learn more.

In-Home Vaccination Program

New York State COVID-19 Vaccination Hotline
1-833-NYS-4-VAX (1-833-697-4829)
The COVID-19 Vaccination Hotline is open 8AM - 8PM, 7 days week, to help New Yorkers determine if they are eligible and schedule vaccination appointments.
COVID-19 Vaccine Program Task Forces
Clinical Advisory Task Force

New York’s independent COVID-19 Vaccine Clinical Advisory Task Force, comprised of leading health experts, was formed to provide an additional level of review to help build public trust in COVID-19 vaccines. Learn more about the Clinical Advisory Task Force.

Vaccine Equity Task Force

New York's Vaccine Equity Task Force was established to break down barriers to vaccination and ensure there is equitable distribution of the vaccine across the state, leaving no community behind. Learn more about the Equity Task Force.

COVID-19 DATA in New York
Find COVID-19 data sources related to testing, hospitalization, fatalities, vaccination, and a variety of other topics