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Pfizer COVID-19 Vaccine for Children

The Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine is now authorized for children ages 5 to 11 years. The best way to protect your child at school, around friends and at home is to get them vaccinated as soon as you can. Vaccinations are now available at any of our hospitals. Parents can make appointments using the COVID-19 Vaccine Scheduler. Walk-Ins are also available.

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COVID-19 Booster Shots

NYC Health + Hospitals is now offering booster shots to eligible people if they received two doses of the Pfizer or Moderna vaccine at least six months ago.
People who received two shots of the Pfizer or Moderna vaccine should try to get the same vaccine as their booster, but they have the choice to switch to either of the other two vaccine types.
Anyone 18 or older who received the single-dose Johnson & Johnson vaccine at least two months ago can now get a booster shot of any of the three types of vaccines authorized in the U.S.

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Pfizer's Covid-19 Vaccine Gets Full FDA Approval

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) today announced its full approval of the first COVID-19 vaccine. The two-dose vaccine has been known as the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine, and had been available under emergency-use authorization. The vaccine will now be marketed as Comirnaty, for the prevention of COVID-19 disease in individuals 16 years of age and older. The vaccine will continue to be available under emergency use authorization (EUA) for individuals 12 through 15 years of age and for the administration of a third dose in certain immunocompromised individuals. Please find additional information on the full FDA approval here.

COVID-19 Third Dose for Immunocompromised Individuals

As of August 16, 2021, a third dose is only recommended for people with certain seriousmedical conditions or who receive treatments that weaken their immune system.Eligible individuals for the third COVID-19 vaccine include:

  • Individuals 12 years of age or older
  • You received two doses of either the Pfizer or Moderna vaccine at least 28 days ago
  • Individuals considered moderately to severely immunocompromised

At-Home Vaccinations Now available to all New Yorkers ages 12 and Older

New Yorkers can now register for appointments to receive the COVID-19 vaccine at home. The vaccine is provided NYC Health + Hospitals Test & Trace Corps and administered by teams of two trained professionals who can accommodate language needs. Children under the age of 18 must be accompanied by an adult to receive the vaccine. Appointments for at-home vaccinations are available seven days per week, from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Register for an appointment by visiting: or calling 877-829-4692.

See this Self-scheduling Tip Sheet for step by step instructions on how to schedule your COVID-19 vaccination

COVID-19 Vaccination Education

COVID-19 Vaccine Education and Communication e-Learning Suite

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Understanding COVID-19 Vaccines

COVID-19 Vaccine Information for Clinical Staff and Communication Strategies

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Information for Vaccine Providers

Health care providers administering COVID-19 vaccine must distribute the After Visit Summary to patients receiving the vaccine or their caregivers.

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