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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.

  • You can get a COVID-19 vaccine at no cost if you are age 16 or older,
  • You do not need to provide proof of immigration status or a social security number to get vaccinated.
  • COVID-19 vaccines have different doses.
    • The Pfizer and Moderna vaccines require two separate doses.
    • The Johnson & Johnson vaccine is only one dose.
  • You can get vaccinated in your home if:
    • You are fully homebound, and
    • Have not already been vaccinated, and
    • Do not already have access to a vaccination program.
    • Complete the interest form and the City will call back to discuss your eligibility. You can also call 877-VAX-4NYC (877-829-4692) for more information.
    • In-home vaccinations use the Johnson & Johnson vaccine.
  • You can schedule free transportation to your vaccine appointment if you are 65 or older and:
    • Cannot use public transportation, and
    • Cannot use private transportation, and
    • Cannot rely on friends or family members for transport.
    • Go to 311’s COVID-19 Vaccine Info Page and click “Transportation for Seniors” for more information.

2. Determine your eligibility

  • Anyone age 16 or older is eligible for a COVID-19 vaccine.
    • Eligible 16 and 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 16 and 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

Come back to it later.
We can send you a link to this page to help you get back to it when you’re ready.

More ways to get help with this program

Online

Learn more about how to get the vaccine.

Get the facts on COVID-19 vaccines.

Call the vaccine hotline

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

Last Updated Monday, May 10th, 3:11pm

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