Get Vaccinated Today!
The COVID-19 vaccines are currently our best defense, both as a personal defense against the coronavirus and as a community defense against its spread.
I’M READY TO GET VACCINATED
- Text your zip code to 438829 or call (800) 232-0233 for vaccine locations in your area. Free transportation to your vaccine site is available to those who qualify
- Visit New York State Department of Health’s Vaccine Finder at health.ny.gov or call 1-833-NYS-4VAX (1-833-697-4829)
- Visit New York City’s Department of Health Vaccine Finder at vaccinefinder.nyc.gov or call 877-VAX-4NYC (877-829-4692)
- Visit www.vaccines.gov to find vaccine providers in New York State and across the country
- Check your local pharmacy’s website for available vaccines and appointments
- Check for mobile vaccination sites around your neighborhood
What is the vaccine and how does it work?
The COVID-19 vaccine offers you a safe way to help build protection against COVID-19. The COVID-19 vaccine works by helping your body create an immune response to the coronavirus without having to experience the illness.
Is the COVID-19 vaccine safe and effective?
Yes. The COVID-19 vaccine is safe and effective. The COVID-19 vaccine has undergone large-scale clinical trials and intensive safety monitoring that all vaccines must go through before being approved for use. Even after a vaccine is approved for use, more assessments are done by trusted health experts and agencies to ensure their safety and effectiveness.
Do I need to be a U.S. citizen to get a vaccine?
No, you do not need to be a U.S. citizen to get a COVID-19 vaccine in New York State. The COVID-19 vaccine is free and available to all New Yorkers, regardless of race, gender, or immigration status.
If I already had COVID-19, do I still need to get vaccinated?
Yes. Due to the severe health risks associated with COVID-19 and the fact that re-infection with COVID-19 is possible, vaccine should be offered to you regardless of whether you already had COVID-19 infection.
How can I prevent COVID-19?
Getting vaccinated, staying home, washing your hands often, avoiding close contact, wearing a mask, covering coughs and sneezes, and cleaning and disinfecting frequently touched surfaces often. Health officials also recommend getting tested for COVID-19 once a month or as recommended by your health care provider or employer, regardless of whether you have symptoms.
How is the COVID-19 vaccine administered?
The COVID-19 vaccine is injected into the upper part of the arm, and the number of doses you receive will depend on which COVID-19 vaccine you get. Before and after getting vaccinated, you should receive more information about the specific COVID-19 vaccine you will receive, the date you received it, and where you received it.