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COVID-19 Vaccines | NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (DOHMH)

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 find a vaccine site in NYC.

  • Free COVID-19 vaccines are available to people age 5 and older.
  • COVID-19 vaccines have different doses depending on which type you choose.
    • The Pfizer and Moderna vaccines require two separate doses.
    • The Johnson & Johnson vaccine is only one dose.
  • After you are vaccinated, you are much less likely to get or spread COVID-19.
    • Getting vaccinated also helps protect others who have a medical condition that increases their risk for severe COVID-19.
    • You should get vaccinated even if you had COVID-19 in the past.
  • You do not need to provide proof of immigration status or a social security number to get vaccinated.
  • You can also get vaccinated in your home.
    • Complete the interest form. A vaccine provider will call you back to schedule an appointment.
    • 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 5 and older is eligible for a COVID-19 vaccine.
    • People who are ages 5-17 can only get the Pfizer vaccine.
    • People ages 5-15 must be accompanied to the vaccination site by a parent or guardian or another adult caregiver chosen by the parent or guardian.
    • A parent or guardian must give consent. Consent can be given in-person or by phone at the time of the appointment. Some vaccination sites also accept written consent, including all City-run sites.
  • You do not need to provide proof of immigration status or a social security number to get vaccinated.
  • Check for new eligibility updates from the NYC Department of Health.

3. What you need to include

Bring proof of your age. Proof of age may include 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.

More ways to get help with this program

Online

Learn more about the COVID-19 vaccine from the NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (DOHMH).

Call the vaccine hotline

Call 877-VAX-4NYC (877-829-4692) to book a vaccine appointment or get more information.

Find a vaccine site in NYC

Go to vaccinefinder.nyc.gov

Last Updated Tuesday, December 7th, 10:44am

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