A vaccine booster shot is recommended for everyone 12 and older who is fully vaccinated.
Second Booster Shots Available
At least one vaccine booster shot is recommended for everyone 12 and older who is fully vaccinated.
NYC Health + Hospitals is now offering a second booster shot for:
All people who are 50 and older.
People who are 12 to 49 who are moderately or severely immunocompromised.
People who are 18 to 49 and received a primary and booster dose of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine.
If you are eligible, you can get your second booster shot four months after you received your first booster. The second booster must be either the Pfizer or Moderna vaccine.
If you were recently sick or tested positive for COVID-19, you can get your booster shot after your isolation period ends.
Vaccinate Your Child
The Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine is now authorized for children ages 5 to 11 years. The best way to protect your child at school, around friends and at home is to get them vaccinated as soon as you can. Vaccinations are available at any of our hospitals.
Appointments for pediatric vaccinations are encouraged. Limited walk-ins are accepted. Please schedule an appointment for your child’s vaccine here and contact one of our hospitals if you have questions about pediatric vaccine availability.
NYC Health + Hospitals is now offering vaccine booster shots to New Yorkers ages 12 and older. These shots boost your immunity from an initial vaccination series. No one will be denied a booster shot in New York as long as they are eligible.
Booster shots are recommended for any adult who received the second dose of the Pfizer or Moderna vaccines at least five months ago, or the single dose of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine at least two months ago.
People ages 12-17 who previously got the Pfizer primary series more than five months ago are eligible for the Pfizer booster shot only. Certain immunocompromised children ages 5-11 may receive an additional dose of the Pfizer vaccine 28 days after their second shot.
If you are not sure whether to get a booster shot or which type of vaccine you should get for your booster, talk to your health care provider.
COVID-19 Third Dose Now Available for Immunocompromised Individuals – Walk-Ins Welcome
NYC Health + Hospitals is offering an additional primary series dose, (third doses) of the COVID-19 vaccine to eligible New Yorkers with certain immunocompromising 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.
For those who received a single J&J dose and are immunocompromised, a second (additional) dose using an mRNA COVID-19 vaccine at least 28 days (4 weeks) later is recommended.
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.
You must reside in the United States to receive the vaccine.
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 – If you are 12 years of age or older, please bring proof of your date of birth.
Alternatively, a parent or legal guardian can attest to their child’s age.
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.