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All in-person gatherings are suspended until further notice.

 

COVID Vaccination Information

 

Be safe, get vaccinated!

 

The most important step you can take for your safety and for the safety of everyone, right after wearing a mask and social distancing, is to get a COVID vaccination as soon as it is available for you.

We want every person in our community to get vaccinated. 
 

Update: We are having better luck with appointments at TurboVax.info.  Mornings seem to be the best time. Many people are doing this, just keep trying.


Note: If you know someone for whom making an appointment online is not an option, please share the NYS COVID-19 Hotline number: 833-697-4829


Beginning February 15, 2021:

Adult New Yorkers of any age with the following conditions qualify for the vaccine:

  • Cancer (current or in remission, including 9/11-related cancers)
  • Chronic kidney disease
  • Pulmonary Disease, including but not limited to, COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease), asthma (moderate-to-severe), pulmonary fibrosis, cystic fibrosis, and 9/11 related pulmonary diseases
  • Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities including Down Syndrome
  • Heart conditions, including but not limited to heart failure, coronary artery disease, cardiomyopathies, or hypertension (high blood pressure)
  • Immunocompromised state (weakened immune system) including but not limited to solid organ transplant or from blood or bone marrow transplant, immune deficiencies, HIV, use of corticosteroids, use of other immune weakening medicines, or other causes
  • Severe Obesity (BMI 40 kg/m2), Obesity (body mass index [BMI] of 30 kg/m2 or higher but < 40 kg/m2)
  • Pregnancy
  • Sickle cell disease or Thalassemia
  • Type 1 or 2 diabetes mellitus 
  • Cerebrovascular disease (affects blood vessels and blood supply to the brain)
  • Neurologic conditions including but not limited to Alzheimer's Disease or dementia
  • Liver disease

The list is subject to change as additional scientific evidence is published and as New York State obtains and analyzes additional state-specific data. More info here.
 

How do I make an appointment to get a Vaccine?  

If you're in New York City:

https://vaccinefinder.nyc.gov/ 
OR
https://www.nychealthandhospitals.org/covid-19-vaccines/ 
OR
NYC Vaccine List - A volunteer-led effort to help you find a COVID-19 vaccine in and around NYC

OR
Call 877 Vax 4NYC (877-829-4692).  

If you're not in NYC: 

Please consult this list!
 

How do I know if I'm eligible to get the vaccine? 

Check eligiblity here if you're in NYC

Check eligibility here if you live outside NYC

 

Is the Vaccine Safe?  

We believe trusting science and medical professionals is the best idea during a time of pandemic.
Don't take our word for it - see what Johns Hopkins has to say.
 

I need help getting to an appointment 

NYC provides free rides for seniors. You arrange this when your appointment is made.  
More ride info here.


All the appointments are taken - what do I do? 

Keep calling. Keep refreshing webpages. Appointments tend to open up at midnight. 


Is the Vaccine Free? 

Yes! 
 

Do I need insurance to get the vaccine? 

No! 
 

Can I get the Vaccine if I'm undocumented? 

Yes! 
 

Disclaimer: The information on this page, and well, pretty much the whole website is not meant to take the place of actual medical advice from a doctor, or even a veterinarian. We are not doctors and never said we were. We are not even doctor adjacent. Although there was that time when Aunt Minnie twisted her knee doing the watusi at Uncle Moe's 90th birthday party and we told her to sit down and ice it, but would she listen, no, of course not, that's just the way she is, and then for weeks she complained about her lumbago acting up, and even though we tried to tell her that lumbago isn't even a real thing she made us search high and low for Dr. Moishe's Medicinal Chopped Liver Elixir which we could not find. She blamed us for the swelling and pain and we told her, "Hey, we're not doctors." So there. But seriously, get a vaccine. Be safe.

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