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 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. This includes children ages 5 and older who receive the pediatric dose of the Pfizer vaccine. Please note: The $100 incentive program for boosters has ended.
When you check in at NYC Health + Hospitals for your COVID-19 vaccine appointment to get either your first dose, the front desk representative will ask if you would like to receive your incentive by email or postal mail. You will be asked to sign a consent form that allows us to share the fact that you received the vaccine with the organization providing the $100 incentive.
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 have not received your email or your mailed $100 incentive within the expected delivery window, please contact Akimbo’s Customer Service Department on Monday through Friday from 8 AM to 8 PM at 1-855-449-2273 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
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.