Posted By NYC Newswire

New York City has launched a Vaccine Finder where you can find COVID-19 Vaccine locations, and you can make an appointment. See the details below and the Vaccine Finder button is at the bottom of the page.

What is the Vaccine Finder?

The Vaccine Finder is a one-stop site for New Yorkers to find their nearest COVID-19 vaccination location. The Vaccine Finder can also provide New Yorkers with information to schedule vaccination appointments.

To get started, type in an address, ZIP code, or click “near me” to find a list of nearby provider locations. You will also see links and phone numbers to schedule an appointment.

Each site manages its own schedules and appointments. This tool is intended to help make site information – including scheduling options – easily accessible to New Yorkers.

Who can get vaccinated right now?

Currently, the vaccine is available to people 65 and older, and essential workers including teachers and education workers, first responders, public safety workers, public transit workers, grocery store workers, healthcare providers and staff with direct patient contact, emergency responders, staff at COVID-19 testing and vaccination locations, home health aides, and long-term care staff and residents among others. Click here for the full list of groups currently eligible for the COVID-19 vaccine.

What should I do before I go to a vaccination site?

Vaccinations at all sites are done by scheduled appointment only. The sites are not accepting walk-ins at this time. If you are currently not eligible for vaccination, do not sign up for an appointment.

Wear a face covering to your appointment. You will not be admitted to the site without one.

You will also need to complete the NYS COVID-19 Vaccine Form before your appointment. The person administering the vaccine is required to check that you completed the form before you can get vaccinated.

In addition, if you are eligible for vaccination based on your job, you must bring proof of employment in New York, such as an employee ID card, a letter from your employer or affiliated organization, or a recent pay stub to your appointment. If you are eligible for a vaccine based on your age, you must be able to show proof of age and proof of residence in New York. This includes a New York State Driver’s License, a New York City ID or one of the following: statement from landlord, current rent receipt or lease, mortgage records or two of the following: statement from another person, a piece of current mail, or school records.

Reschedule your appointment if you are not feeling well on the day of your appointment.

How can I get to my vaccination site?

If you are 65 or older, cannot use public or private transportation and don’t have anyone to take you to your vaccination appointment, other transportation options are available.

If you use Access-a-Ride or Medicaid-provided transportation, you can schedule rides as you normally would. If you are homebound and 65 or older, you can schedule free ambulette transportation to your vaccination site.

If you are 65 or older, and do not use Access-a-Ride or Medicaid-provided transportation, you can schedule a free ride to your vaccination site. Your appointment confirmation e-mail from DOHMH or Health and Hospitals sites will include more information on how to secure transport.

Why should I get vaccinated?

By getting vaccinated, you are helping protect yourself, your family and your friends. You are also helping make your community safer. In clinical studies, both Pfizer and Moderna vaccines were more than 94% effective at protecting participants from COVID-19. They were also shown to be safe and that you cannot get COVID-19 from them.

Learn more about the safety and effectiveness of the authorized vaccines.

Do I need to keep taking precautions after I am vaccinated?

Yes! Even after you are vaccinated, you will still need to practice these important COVID-19 prevention steps: staying home if you are sick, washing your hands regularly, wearing a face covering and keeping physical distance from others.

VACCINE FINDER

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