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PLWHA Eligible for COVID-19 Vaccine on Feb. 15

People living with HIV/AIDS will be eligible to receive COVID-19 vaccines starting Feb. 15. HIV/AIDS is among a list of comorbidities and underlying conditions that now meet State of New York eligibility criteria for COVID-19 vaccine under Phase 1B of the state’s vaccine distribution plan.

Get Your COVID-19 Vaccine
Now eligible:
people age 65 and older; teachers and education workers; first responders; public safety workers; public transit workers; health care workers and staff with direct patient contact; dentists and staff; pharmacists and pharmacy aids. For a list of all eligible groups, visit

Make an Appointment
Visit to find out where you can get vaccinated. Appointments are available at many sites across NYC. All appointments must be made in advance. You can also call 877-VAX-4NYC (877-829-4692) to make an appointment at NYC sites.

Before Your Appointment
You will need to complete the New York State (NYS) COVID-19 Vaccine Form found at in order to get vaccinated. NYS requires the health care provider administering the vaccine to check that you completed the form.

You will also need to bring proof of employment, such as an employee ID card, letter from your employer or affiliated organization, or recent pay stub. If you are eligible for a vaccine based on your age, you must be able to show proof of age.

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

The NYC Health Department may change recommendations as the situation evolves. 1.12.21

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