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.


  1. 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
  2. Visit New York State Department of Health’s Vaccine Finder at or call 1-833-NYS-4VAX (1-833-697-4829)
  3. Visit New York City’s Department of Health Vaccine Finder at or call 877-VAX-4NYC (877-829-4692)
  4. Visit to find vaccine providers in New York State and across the country
  5. Check your local pharmacy’s website for available vaccines and appointments
  6. 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.