A second booster shot is now available for:
- All people who are 50 and older;
- People who are 12 to 49 who are moderately or severely immunocompromised;
- People who are 18 to 49 and received a primary and booster dose of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine.
If you are eligible, you can get your second booster shot four months after you received your first booster. The second booster must be either the Pfizer or Moderna vaccine.
If you were recently sick or tested positive for COVID-19, you can get your booster shot after your isolation period ends.
People ages 5 years and older are now eligible to receive COVID-19 vaccines.
At least one vaccine booster shot is recommended for everyone 12 and older who is fully vaccinated.
The Pfizer/BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine boosters are now available for children ages 12 to 15.
Getting Your Vaccine and Booster Shots
City-run vaccination sites do not require appointments, but if you want to schedule an appointment you can do so easily by going to nyc.gov/vaccinefinder or calling 877-VAX-4NYC.
NYC will also bring the vaccine to you! Anyone living in the five boroughs can register for an in-home vaccination at nyc.gov/homevaccine or by calling 877-VAX-4NYC.
Before Your Appointment
You will need to complete the New York State (NYS) COVID-19 Vaccine Form found at vaccineform.health.ny.gov in order to get vaccinated. NYS requires the healthcare provider administering the vaccine to check that you completed the form.
You must bring proof of age to your vaccination. You will not need to provide proof of immigration status or a social security number to get vaccinated. ID is only required for proof of age. When you receive the vaccine, your privacy will be protected.
Before you visit a vaccination site, keep the following tips in mind:
- 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 allowed into the site without one.
For more information on vaccine safety and effectiveness, visit nyc.gov/covidvaccine.