Second COVID-19 mRNA Boosters Available
NYC Health + Hospitals vaccination sites are ready to offer the second booster shot to all eligible patients and staff. Eligibility for second COVID-19 mRNA booster 4 months after receiving first booster:
- Persons 50+ years old can receive either the Pfizer BioNTech or Moderna COVID-19 vaccine booster
- Immunocompromised individuals 12+ years of age can receive the Pfizer BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine booster
- Immunocompromised individuals 18+ years of age can receive the Pfizer BioNTech or the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine booster
- Adults who received a primary and booster dose of Johnson & Johnson's Janssen COVID-19 vaccine can now receive the Pfizer BioNTech or the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine booster
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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.
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 five 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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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: nyc.gov/homevaccine 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
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.
Information and fact sheets from the Food and Drug Administration (FDA).
Information for Healthcare Providers
COVID-19 Vaccine Multimedia Archive
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