All New Yorkers 6 months of age and older are now eligible to be vaccinated. The vaccine is free.
For information about vaccines and children, visit nyc.gov/covidvaccine.
You must schedule an appointment in advance. Go to https://vaccinefinder.nyc.gov/ to find a provider. You may also schedule an appointment by calling 877-VAX-4NYC (877-829-4692). Before attending your appointment, you must fill out the NYS COVID-19 Vaccine Form at this link: https://forms.ny.gov/s3/vaccine
Most vaccination sites will require you to show proof of New York State or NYC residence. Some sites may only vaccinate people from a certain borough or ZIP code.
Some workers who live outside of New York but work in New York are also eligible to be vaccinated. Proof of employment is required.
You will not need to provide proof of immigration status or a social security number to get vaccinated.
If you are 65 years of age or older and are in need of a ride to your vaccine appointment at a City-run site, you can call 877-VAX-4NYC for a free ride to and from your appointment.
Note: Vaccines are available to everyone who is eligible, free of charge and regardless of one’s immigration status. Vaccine information page for New Yorkers: https://www1.nyc.gov/site/doh/covid/covid-19-vaccines.page
Information about Pediatric Multisystem Inflammatory Syndrome from the NYC Department of Health:
The CDC can now confirm a link to COVID-19. Parents should watch for the following symptoms and seek care immediately if your child has:
- Persistent fever
- Irritability or sluggishness
- Abdominal pain, diarrhea, vomiting
- Conjunctivitis (red or pink eyes)
- Enlarged lymph node “gland” on neck
- Red cracked lips or red tongue
- Swollen hands and feet
For this information in Spanish, see this page in Spanish
Free face masks distributed by NYC: Map for distribution of face coverings
For those concerned about leaving their homes (e.g. older, immunocompromised and/or disabled New Yorkers) you can request to have masks shipped to you using this form from the Mayor’s Office for People with Disabilities.
Cooling assistance: financial help to cover the cost of an air conditioner or fan: https://access.nyc.gov/programs/cooling-assistance-benefit/
Cleaning and disinfecting your home from the CDC:
How to Protect Yourself, from the CDC:
Maintaining a healthy work environment:
Maintain a healthy work environment from CDC March 31 2020
Help Now NYC page with links to various kinds of assistance:
NYC Small Business Guidance for Jobseekers Impacted Due to Covid-19:
Guidance for Jobseekers Impacted Due to COVID-19
Take a look at the City’s Department of Small Business Services new “Find a Job” page, which lists open employment listings from across NYC.
Planned Parenthood’s Project Street Beat Mobile Health Center Team is continuing to provide care during COVID while they follow public health guidelines to reduce the spread of the coronavirus.
They’ll be at 181st St. and St. Nicholas Ave. for urgent needs on Friday, April 10 and Wednesday, April 15 from 10am to 6pm to offer the following services:
- Birth Control—IUD, Implant, Injection, Pill, Patch, Ring
- Emergency Contraception
- Pregnancy Testing
- Medication Abortion (starting 4/6/20)
- STI Testing and Treatment
- UTI Treatment
- HIV Testing and Linkage to Care
- PrEP/PEP- HIV Prevention Medications
- Gynecologic Services
- Pap Smears
- Breast Exams
- Syringes and Safe Injection Supplies
The New York Public Library has a community resources page covering business, finances, health and wellness, food security and housing and tenants rights:
Resources page from The City news site covering schools, courts, housing, business, transportation, and health and safety: https://thecity.nyc/2020/03/coronavirus-in-nyc-resources-you-need-to-know-on-covid-19.html
The Advance Warning System alerts for people with disabilities and others with access and functional needs: https://www.advancewarningsystemnyc.org/aws/
When home isn’t safe, domestic violence survivors can find services 24/7 at nyc.gov/NYCHOPE, 1-800-621-HOPE(4673) or 911 for emergencies. From Gov. Cuomo: NYS launched a new texting program and confidential service to help New Yorkers experiencing domestic violence. We want you to know: You are not alone and you do not have to stay in a dangerous situation. We will help you. Text 844-997-2121 or visit www.opdv.ny.gov to confidentially chat with a professional at any time of day or night.
Bloomingdale Aging in Place reference library has information about resources in many areas: https://www.bloominplace.org/reference-library/category/all
Comprehensive, updated list of all testing sites in the 5 boroughs of New York City: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1ZGwqxK1UKzLXleL1GoArgusnYCC3FHDKYechMK9TcU0/edit?usp=sharing