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COVID-19 Vaccines | Department of Health and Mental Hygiene

1. How it Works

COVID-19 vaccines help protect you and your household from severe cases of COVID-19.

  • Visit vaccinefinder.nyc.gov or call 877-VAX-4NYC (877-829-4692) to book an appointment in sites within New York City.
  • You can get a COVID-19 vaccine at no cost if you are age 12 or older.
    • 12 – 17 year olds can only receive the Pfizer vaccine.
  • COVID-19 vaccines have different doses.
    • The Pfizer and Moderna vaccines require two separate doses.
    • The Johnson & Johnson vaccine is only one dose.
  • You do not need to provide proof of immigration status or a social security number to get vaccinated.
  • You may be eligible to get vaccinated in your home.
    • Complete the interest form. The City will call back to discuss your eligibility. You can also call 877-VAX-4NYC (877-829-4692) for more information.
  • You may be eligible for free transportation to your vaccine appointment.

2. Determine your eligibility

  • Anyone age 12 or older is eligible for a COVID-19 vaccine.
    • Eligible 12 – 17 year olds can only receive the Pfizer vaccine.
  • You do not need to provide proof of immigration status or a social security number to get vaccinated.
  • Check the NYC Department of Health’s website for ongoing updates to eligibility.

3. What you need to include

Bring proof of age.

  • Children 12 – 17 should also come with a parent or legal guardian who can identify them and provide consent for vaccination.

Proof of age

One of the following:

  • Driver’s license or non-driver ID
  • IDNYC
  • State or government-issued birth certificate
  • Consulate ID
  • Current U.S. passport or valid foreign passport
  • Permanent resident card
  • Certificate of Naturalization or Citizenship
  • Life insurance policy with birthdate
  • Marriage certificate with birthdate
  • You will not need to provide proof of immigration status or a social security number to get vaccinated.

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4. How to Apply

4. How to apply

Here are your options.

Apply by phone

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More ways to get help with this program

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Call 877-VAX-4NYC (877-829-4692) for vaccine help.

Last Updated Friday, June 11th, 10:17am

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