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.
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.
Excelsior Pass and Excelsior Pass Plus
Excelsior Pass and Excelsior Pass Plus provide New Yorkers with a secure, digital copy of their COVID-19 vaccination or negative test results. Free and available in more than 12 languages.
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.
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.
Check with local health authorities to see if masking may still be required. Stay home if you're sick and get tested if you've been exposed to COVID-19 or have symptoms.
Wash hands thoroughly with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially before eating. Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue. Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth.
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.
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.