NYC Health + Hospitals is now offering booster shots of the Pfizer vaccine to the following eligible people who previously received two doses of Pfizer vaccine at least six months ago:
People 65 or older
People 18 to 64 who have either an underlying medical condition or a higher risk of COVID-19 exposure due to their job (for example, health care workers) or where they live or frequently visit (for example, a homeless shelter)
People living in a nursing home or other long-term care facility
This shot is intended to help many people boost their immunity from the initial vaccination series, which may have decreased over time.
Booster doses are currently not available for people who received the Moderna or J&J vaccine.
COVID-19 Third Dose Now Available for Immunocompromised Individuals – Walk-Ins Welcome
NYC Health + Hospitals is offering a third dose of the COVID-19 vaccine to eligible New Yorkers with certain serious medical conditions or who receive treatments that weaken their immune system. You must meet the following three conditions to be eligible for a third dose of COVID-19 vaccine:
You must be 12 years of age or older.
You received two doses of either the Pfizer or Moderna vaccine at least 28 days ago.
You are considered moderately to severely immunocompromised.
City residents 65 and older can get free transportation to and from a vaccination appointment. This service is also available for those with disabilities who have no other way to get to a vaccination site. In-home vaccination information.
To schedule free transport by either ambulette or taxi (including wheelchair accessible vehicles), call 1-877-829-4692. If you are younger than 18, you must have your parent or guardian call to book the trip on your behalf.
Starting August 17, people 12 and older will be required to show proof they have received at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine for indoor dining, fitness and entertainment events in NYC. Learn more.
You can show the CDC card you receive when you get vaccinated or sign up for these online vaccination passes:
Pfizer Vaccine Available for Adolescents – Walk-Ins Welcome
Adolescents ages 12 through 15 years can now receive the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine at any of the city’s 11 public hospitals. Appointments are suggested and can be made online or by phone. Walk-ins are also welcome. Parents or guardians are required to fill out 2 consent forms.
Any individual who gets their first Pfizer or Moderna vaccine dose or the J&J vaccine at an NYC Health + Hospitals location is eligible to receive a pre-paid debit card, gift voucher, or free tickets to NYC attractions.
During your appointment to get your first dose at NYC Health + Hospitals, complete the Incentive Authorization Release form and choose how you want us to send your incentive (by email or postal mail).
If you choose to receive the incentive via email, it will be emailed to your address within 3 business days. If you choose to receive the incentive via postal mail, you will receive it within 7 to 10 business days.
If you already get health care services at NYC Health + Hospitals, you must be a resident of New York State and be a member of one of the eligible groups to receive the vaccine. If you are a new patient, you must live or work in one of the five boroughs of New York City and be a member of one of the eligible groups.
You will need to complete the New York State COVID-19 Vaccine Form in order to get vaccinated. The State requires the provider administering the vaccine to check that you completed the form.
Before you visit us for your vaccination, also keep in mind these tips:
Bring proof of eligibility – Please bring a copy of your work ID, pay stub or letter from your employer verifying your eligibility. If you are 12 years of age or older, please bring proof of your date of birth. For a complete list of documentation you can bring to your appointment as proof of eligibility, visit nyc.gov/covidvaccine.
Talk to your doctor – If you are pregnant or breast feeding, or have a history of severe allergic reactions, please discuss vaccination with your doctor first.
Reschedule if you are sick – You will be unable to receive the vaccine if you have active COVID-19 or a COVID-19 test result pending. You should also reschedule if you are not feeling well on the day of your appointment.
Bring your health insurance card – COVID-19 vaccines are free with no out of pocket costs to all New Yorkers regardless of insurance status. But if you have health insurance, we will bill your insurance.
Stay protected – Wear a face covering to your appointment and follow social distance guidelines.