COVID-19: Vaccines

Statue of Liberty stands with a mask covering her face and a Band-Aid on her arm. Text reads: 'All in favor of a COVID-19 vaccine, raise your arm.'

Recent News

The COVID-19 vaccine is now available to certain groups in NYC. The following groups have recently become eligible:

  • People ages 65 and older
  • Teachers and education workers
  • First responders
  • Public safety workers
  • Public transit workers

Learn which groups are currently eligible for the vaccine, and which may be eligible next.

Vaccine Locations

If you are eligible to receive the vaccine, use our new Vaccine Finder to search for a location near you (not accessible with Internet Explorer).

Vaccine Data

Learn how many doses of the vaccine have been allocated, distributed and given in NYC:

Information for Providers

Health care providers can get resources and information on various topics, such as vaccine distribution and administration, including how to enroll in the NYC COVID-19 Vaccination Program:

Vaccines will be important tools in preventing the spread of COVID-19.

Xổ số hỗn hợp hôm nayThe vaccine will work for most people, but it will not work for everyone. We do not know yet how long protection will last. We also do not know whether or how often you may need to get revaccinated.

Even after you are vaccinated, you will still need to practice these important COVID-19 prevention steps: stay home if sick, wash your hands, wear a face covering and keep physical distance from others.

Xổ số hỗn hợp hôm nayCheck this page regularly for up-to-date reliable information.

Pfizer and Moderna Vaccines Approved for Emergency Use

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has authorized applications for emergency use of COVID-19 vaccines from Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna. In clinical trials, both the Pfizer and Moderna vaccines were shown to be safe and be greater than 94% effective at preventing symptoms and decreasing severe COVID-19 infection among study volunteers.

The Moderna and Pfizer vaccines work by teaching the body to create an immune response for a virus that is not present in the body. Learn more about the mechanics of this type of vaccine.

Xổ số hỗn hợp hôm nayBoth vaccines have shown to have mild to moderate side effects, including soreness or swelling on the arm where you got the shot, headache, body aches, tiredness, and fever. Side effects usually go away within two to three days.

The Pfizer and Moderna vaccines will each require two doses, through shots in the arm, three or four weeks apart (depending on which type of vaccine you get).

When and Where to Get Vaccinated

COVID-19 vaccines may not be widely available to the general public until mid-2021. They will be made available in stages.

When there are enough vaccine doses available, it will be made available to all New Yorkers.

You will be able to get the vaccine at the same places you usually get vaccines, such as:

  • Your health care provider
  • Community and hospital clinics
  • Pharmacies
  • Urgent care centers

Some COVID-19 testing sites and community pop-up locations may also provide vaccinations.

Xổ số hỗn hợp hôm nayThe vaccines currently authorized have not yet been studied in children younger than 16. They will not be available to that age group until more information is available.

Before Your Appointment

You will need to complete the in order to get vaccinated. NYS requires the provider administering the vaccine to check that you completed the form.

In addition, if you are eligible for vaccination based on you job type, you must bring to your appointment proof of employment, such as an employee ID card, a letter from your employer or affiliated organization, or a recent pay stub. You must also attest that your job requires you to have in-person contact with members of the public or with co-workers, or that you are unable to work remotely.

Xổ số hỗn hợp hôm nayIf you are eligible for a vaccine based on your age, you must be able to show proof of age.

Before you visit a site for your vaccination, keep in mind the following tips:

  • Reschedule your appointment if you are not feeling well on the day of your appointment.
  • Wear a face covering to your appointment. You will not be admitted to the site without one.

After Your Appointment

Xổ số hỗn hợp hôm nayLearn important information for after you get the vaccine, including tips for before you leave the vaccination site and what to do if you feel side effects:

Fair and Equitable Vaccinations

The Health Department will ensure there is fair and equitable access to a vaccine. Our plans account for health inequities and disparities faced by underserved communities (PDF). We will make sure the communities hit hardest by the pandemic have access to the vaccine.


The FDA is overseeing the approval process for vaccines. It has released . As these guidelines make clear, the COVID-19 vaccines under development and in trials must follow the same rigorous safety rules as any other new vaccine.

The FDA will only grant Emergency Use Authorization if it decides the benefits of a vaccine outweigh its potential risks.

Xổ số hỗn hợp hôm nayOfficials will continue monitoring the safety of vaccines after they are made available.

Side Effects

Ongoing trials of COVID-19 vaccines have reported mostly mild or moderate symptoms after vaccination, including fever, body aches and soreness at the injection site. The vaccine cannot give you COVID-19.

In rare cases, people have had a severe allergic reaction to the vaccine. If you have had an allergic reaction to other vaccines in the past, or if you think you may be allergic to ingredients in the COVID-19 vaccine, talk to your health care provider before getting vaccinated.

mRNA Vaccines

Xổ số hỗn hợp hôm nayThe Pfizer and Moderna vaccines are both messenger RNA (mRNA) vaccines. mRNA are molecules that provide instructions. They do not contain the virus.

Xổ số hỗn hợp hôm naymRNA vaccines teach our cells how to create an immune response so that the body knows how to fight the virus if it is later exposed to the virus. Once your body learns how to create the immune response, it breaks down and gets rid of the mRNA.

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