New York City is ramping up Covid vaccinations with new hubs open 24/7, by appointment only, at least one in each borough. Additional community centers also are opening, along with pharmacies and walk-in clinics receiving supplies.
Vaccinations are FREE. Appointments are required. No walk-ins are permitted anywhere.
Do not be scammed by social media or emails offering “cut the line” privileges, including for a fee
Do not be scammed by social media or emails advising that a particular location is open to anybody, whether or not your are eligible.
There are THREE different NYC and NYState government websites where you can register and request appointments. Depending which one you choose will determine which vaccination site or sites you are referred to.
It’s just part of the confusion – and frustration – you should be prepared to deal with to get a Covid vaccination.
Who is Eligible Now for Covid Vaccinations in New York City:
That includes teachers, police, firefighters, transit workers, healthcare workers, home nursing home residents and staff, anyone over 75, and those with compromised immune systems and other health issues.
That was the rule as of Monday, Jan 11, just before the CDC widened eligibility nationwide to anybody over 65.
That means additional demand for limited supplies of vaccine and longer waits for appointments.
The vaccination situation is changing daily, and NYCOTC is doing our best to keep up with the changes.
Find out if you are eligible on this the official New York State website
You can also register for an appointment with a NYC hospital system, such as Mt. Sinai, with multiple locations in several boroughs.
Mega Site Hubs Now open 24/7:
Brooklyn – Brooklyn Army Terminal in Sunset Park
Bronx – Bathgate Contract Postal Station
Eligible recipients with appointment times can visit the Brooklyn Army Terminal or Bathgate Contract Postal Station for around-the-clock vaccination.
Manhattan -125 Worth Street
Also, there is a mega site hub at the Javits Convention Center in Manhattan, now open 24/7.
Schedule your appointment here for the Javits Convention Center.
The Javits facility is one of the largest in the USA, able to provide 10,000 vaccinations in a 12 hour period.
Vacinnation Mega Sites opening soon:
- at the Queens Theater, the week of Jan. 19
- at Citifield, the week of Jan. 25
Staten Island –
- at Empire Outlets the week after Jan. 19
- at La Marqueta in the first week of February
- NYC is holding talks with the New York Yankees to open a mega site at Yankee Stadium.
Additional Community Vaccination Sites:
Open now, seven days a week, 9am to 7pm.
Brooklyn – Bushwick Educational Campus),
Queens – Hillcrest High School) and the
Bronx – South Bronx Educational Campus).
Manhattan – the Javits Convention Center is open 8am to 6:30pm daily.
By the end January the city will have 160 vaccination sites open in total, in all of the five boroughs, including in high schools and in community centers, along with hospitals, clinics and federally qualified health centers and urgent care.
When the vaccine becomes available to the general public, they will be able to vaccinate up to 2,000 people a day.
Governor Andrew Cuomo estimates with the available vaccine, it will be April before everyone in the eligible groups who want a vaccine will be able to get one.
How to Get an Appointment for a Free Covid Vaccination:
First, make sure you are eligible.
Find out on this the official New York State website
Your name, address and birthdate is required to register and find out if you are eligible.
If you are eligible, a list of nearby locations will pop-up by zipcode.
Those qualified can register for a vaccine on the city’s website.
There is also a telephone number to call for a reservation. Call 877-VAX-4NYC.
Gov. Cuomo says more than half a million doses of the coronavirus vaccine have been distributed across the state as of this weekend, including to NYC. He said the state had administered 259,000 doses of the vaccine this week, making it the first week since the start of the vaccine rollout that the number of doses given out surpassed 200,000.
This week’s distribution could be on pace to meet the 300,000 doses the state is said to be provided each week.
In total, the governor said more than 543,000 doses of the vaccine had been given out since the state administered the first dose to a nurse in Queens.
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