COVID-19 Vaccine Resources

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The Library is here to help direct our communities to resources about COVID-19 vaccination.

Learn more about NYPL locations that offer free, at-home COVID-19 tests for the general public on select days. 

Many organizations listed here are NYC Agencies. Please visit Updates on NYC Agency Suspensions and Reductions or call the listed providers/resources to confirm hours of operation. For assistance in navigating these pages, please visit Ask NYPL.

Looking to help? Check Help Now NYC for ways you can (safely) volunteer to help fellow New Yorkers. If your business can help the city or state with manufacturing or donating medical supplies or personal protective equipment, click here to learn more.

Learn about COVID-19 resources via telephone.

Learn about additional information and resources for maintaining health and wellness.

 


 

How to Get Vaccinated

Every state is managing their vaccine distribution differently, including who can currently get vaccinated, how the appointment process is managed, and what you need to know to get vaccinated. Check out the links below for information about getting vaccinated in the New York area. For information about vaccination procedures where you are, consult your state government website.

NYC Vaccine Finder

  • Find vaccination sites located in the Bronx, Brooklyn, Queens, Manhattan, and Staten Island by zip code. Appointments can also be made by phone: Call 1-877-VAX-4NYC (1-877-829-4692), 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Language translation is available.

NYC Vaccine Hub (Vax4NYC)

  • Schedule first and second doses, reschedule, or cancel appointments. Language translation is available. Appointments can also be made by phone: Call 1-833-NYS-4-VAX (1-833-697-4829), 7 AM–10 PM, seven days a week.

Am I Eligible? App

  • Schedule an appointment at a New York State-run vaccination site. Appointments can also be made by phone by calling the New York State COVID-19 Vaccination Hotline at 1-833-NYS-4-VAX (1-833-697-4829).

COVID Vaccine - NY State

  • For New York State residents who are unsure about their COVID vaccine eligibility.

NY State COVID-19 Test Site Finder

  • New York State continues to increase testing capacity for COVID-19 on a daily basis. There are over 100 convenient testing sites across the city. Find a testing site near you.

Walk-Up Vaccination Sites

  • Find out where New York City residents can get walk-up vaccine appointments.

In-Home COVID-19 Vaccinations

  • NYC also offers in-home COVID-19 vaccinations to any city resident who requests one. You can also request whether you want the Pfizer, Moderna, or Johnson & Johnson vaccine. Schedule your appointment today for your in-home vaccination by filling out the form.

 


 

Learn About the Vaccines

Get up-to-date information about the COVID-19 vaccines, including which are available, their safety and effectiveness, and how they’re being distributed.    

Understanding How COVID-19 Vaccines Work

  • Information from the CDC about the approved COVID-19 vaccines.

When You've Been Fully Vaccinated

  • Information from the CDC for those who are fully vaccinated.

Booster Shots

  • Vaccine booster shots are now available for New Yorkers age 18 and older. These shots boost your immunity from an initial vaccination series. No one will be denied a booster shot in New York, as long as they are 18 or older and received their second dose of the Pfizer or Moderna vaccine at least six months ago, or one dose of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine at least two months ago.

Third Doses for People with Weakened Immune Systems

  • Separate from booster shots, people who are moderately to severely immunocompromised (meaning they have a weakened immune system) are eligible for a third dose of the Pfizer or Moderna vaccine, as part of their initial vaccination series. They can get a third dose 28 days after their second shot.

Vaccine Authorized for Children

  • The Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine is now available for children ages 5 to 11. The vaccine dose for this age group is smaller than the dose given to people 12 and older. Children can get vaccinated at their doctor’s office, pharmacies, at select locations NYPL locations, and vaccine sites across the city.

NYC COVID-19 Vaccine Locations and Appointments

  • Get up-to-date news, find out if you are eligible for the vaccine, and find where to get the vaccine all on one page.

Hip Hop Public Health: Community Immunity

  • Vaccine information and videos from Hip Hop Public Health, a nonprofit community organization focused on health equity.

What You Need to Know About the COVID-19 Vaccine 

  • Information that is useful to New Yorkers who have questions about the vaccine.

 


 

Other COVID-19 Resources

NYC311 - Transportation for Seniors 

  • Find free transportation options for seniors over 65 with vaccine appointments.

H+H Free Antibody Testing

  • Get a free test through NYC Health and Hospitals to see if you have COVID-19 Antibodies.

CDC V-Safe After Vaccination Health Checker

  • Register for the CDC’s V-safe online tool, which texts a weekly symptoms survey to your smartphone to track any post-vaccine side effects and helps public health experts track the vaccine’s effectiveness.

COVID-19 Vaccine Records 

  • If you are fully vaccinated but lost your COVID-19 Vaccination Record Card or need verification of your vaccine status, you can request a copy of your COVID-19 vaccination record. Go here for more information.

New Guidance on Isolation 

  • New York State recently changed its guidance on how long people need to isolate after testing positive for COVID-19 or quarantine after exposure. Go here for more information.

Get free at-⁠home COVID-⁠19 tests 

  • Every home in the U.S. is eligible to order #4 free at-⁠home COVID-⁠19 tests. Orders will usually ship in 7-12 days. Order your tests now so you have them when you need them. For instructions in other languages, visit this link.

 


 

More Community Support Resources

Health & Wellness Resources

  • Explore important resources for maintaining health and wellness.

Food Security Resources

  • During the COVID-19 outbreak, both City and nonprofit organizations are providing support for food-insecure people and families across the New York area.

Housing & Tenants Rights Resources

  • Find information about a wide array of housing resources available, including affordable housing, options for those experiencing homelessness, senior living, and more.

Business, Career & Financial Resources

  • As the ongoing COVID-19 response impacts our local and global economies, the Library is here to help workers and small businesses navigate the rapidly changing financial and employment landscapes.

 

Events: Vaccine Information

Join NYPL for informational events about the COVID-19 vaccines.

Explore more upcoming COVID-19 vaccine information events.