COVID-19 Health Information

COVID-19 Updates

On August 23, 2021 the FDA approved the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine for people 16 and older. The Pfizer vaccine is still available for people ages 12 to 15 years old under emergency use authorization. For the official FDA news release, click here.

Beginning August 17, 2021, people 12 and older will be required to show proof they have received at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine for indoor activities at bars and restaurants, fitness gyms, movie and stage theatres, museums, and more. For more information on this mandate and how to show proof of vaccination, click here.

As of August 16, 2021, people who are moderately to severely immunocompromised are eligible to receive a third dose of the Pfizer or Moderna vaccine at City-run sites. A third dose of the Pfizer or Moderna COVID-19 is recommended for people who have a weakened immune system. For more information on who eligible, click here.

As of July 30, 2021, New Yorkers can receive their choice of a $100 pre-paid debit card, free tickets to NYC attractions, memberships, or gifts and more for getting vaccinated against COVID-19 at City-run vaccination sites. For more information on free ways to win and other city incentives, click here.

As of June 23, 2021, anyone living in the five boroughs can now register to schedule an in-home vaccination appointment. NYC residents can register here to be contacted by the City to schedule an appointment. Those requesting in-home vaccination will also have the option to request their vaccine preference (Pfizer, Moderna, or Johnson & Johnson).

As of Monday, May 10, 2021,  adolescents ages 12 through 15 can now receive the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine. Parents and/or guardians must give permission in person or by phone and proof of age (ID or birth certificate) is required. Some providers, including all City-run sites, will accept proof of consent in writing if necessary. Minors who are 12 to 15 years of age must have a parent, guardian, and/or designated caregiver accompany them to their appointment. For more information on this recent FDA expansion, click here for an FAQ for Families.

All United States residents ages 12+ are eligible for the COVID-19 vaccine.Eligible 12–17-year-olds may receive the Pfizer vaccine only. 

For more information about scheduling vaccination appointments, requesting free transportation to and from your appointment, and/or requesting in-home vaccination call 877-VAX-4NYC (877-829-4692) or visit


Please refer directly to the below sites for the most up to date information (multilingual translations available) from public health officials:

NYC COVID-19 Command Center: Information including vaccine eligibility and resources for individuals with disabilities and homebound New Yorkers.

NYC COVID-19 Vaccine Facts: Information about the vaccines, including how they work, when and where to get vaccinated, and what to expect when you get vaccinated. 

NYC COVID-19 Vaccine Finder: Find a location near you and schedule an appointment for ages 12+. Please note, some locations are offering vaccinations without an appointment.

NYC COVID-19 Testing Information: Find a testing site near you.

NYC COVID-19 Fact Sheet (English)

NYC COVID-19 Fact Sheet (Spanish)