Eligibility & Key to NYC Vaccine Requirement

As of May 13, 2021, all New Yorkers age 12 or older are eligible to receive the Pfizer vaccine, and all New Yorkers 18 and over are eligible to receive any approved COVID vaccine. The COVID-19 vaccines are safe, effective, and free. As of August 17, people 12 and older are required to show proof they have received at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine authorized by the FDA or WHO for a wide variety of activities. Visit our page on the Key to NYC program and assistance with vaccine records for more information.

Walk-in vaccines for all New Yorkers

As of April 23, 2021, all eligible New Yorkers can walk in to any vaccination site run by New York City and receive a COVID vaccine. And as of May 13, 2021, the Pfizer vaccine is available to all New Yorkers age 12 and up. In addition, as of July 28, 2021, New York City will give anyone receiving COVID vaccine $100. For a list of locations in The Bronx and throughout New York City, visit:

As of April 29, 2021, all eligible New Yorkers can walk in to all vaccination sites run by New York State and receive a free COVID vaccine. For a list of locations in The Bronx and throughout New York City, visit:

Get vaccinated at home

New York City is offering free vaccines at home for any resident of the city. Visit forms.cityofnewyork.us/f/home to sign up.

New York City vaccination sites

Visit vax4nyc.nyc.gov or call 877-VAX-4NYC or 877-829-4692 to book a vaccine appointment at vaccination sites run by the city. NYC Health + Hospitals has a separate site for vaccine appointments at covid19.nychealthandhospitals.org/COVIDVaxEligibility. The city also has a site to find appointments at pharmacies at vaccinefinder.nyc.gov.

New York State vaccination sites

Eligible New Yorkers can visit am-i-eligible.covid19vaccine.health.ny.gov or call 1-833-NYS-4VAX (1-833-697-4829) to book a vaccine appointment at vaccination sites run by the state, including a site at Bay Eden Senior Center in The Bronx.

NYC Vaccine Referral Bonus Program

The City has initiated a new opportunity for civic, faith, tenant and other associations for referring their community members to receive the vaccine.

The newly announced NYC Vaccine Referral Bonus Program is meant to incentivize community- and faith-based organizations to help get people vaccinated, by awarding $100 for each first dose vaccination referral at a City-run site. When an individual makes an appointment ahead of time or as a walk-up, they can choose which community organization referred them to get vaccinated. Once they receive their first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine, the referral organization will be credited $100. Organizations can earn up to $20,000 each.

Interested organizations can sign up at: nyc.gov/vaccinereferralbonus

VA Vaccines for Veterans

The James J. Peters Veterans Affairs Medical Center is offering the COVID vaccine to all veterans, spouses and caregivers Monday-Friday. You can walk in or call to schedule an appointment at (718) 741-4640

Yankee Stadium and Somos sites

The Yankee Stadium mega vaccination is open and administering vaccines to eligible Bronx residents. Bronx residents who are eligible under categories 1a and 1b and are interested in scheduling appointments should visit somosvaccinations.com or call 1-833-SOMOSNY. Somos is also running a variety of other vaccination sites, and available appointments can be accessed via the same website and phone number.

New York Presbyterian/Weill Cornell

New York Presbyterian/Weill Cornell are offering the COVID vaccine. Visit vaccinetogetherny.org for information.


Montefiore offers the COVID vaccine at multiple locations in The Bronx. Visit their website or call 844-444-2819 to check for availability and schedule an appointment.

More sites

Visit vaccinefinder.org or vaccinespotter.org, which search for vaccine availability at other locations, including pharmacies.

Vaccines for City Employees

ALL City employees are now eligible to get the COVID-19 vaccine. City employee-only COVID-19 vaccine locations are available in all 5 boroughs. Locations include. To book at these sites, visit vax4nyc.nyc.gov or call 877-VAX-4NYC and indicate that you are a city employee.

  • The Bronx | Hunts Point Job Center, 847 Barretto Street, Bronx, NY 10474
  • Brooklyn | George Wingate High School, 600 Kingston Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11203
  • Manhattan | Louis D. Brandeis High School, 145 W 84th St, New York, NY 10024
  • Queens | NYC Department of Health Gotham Center, 42-09 28th Street, Long Island City, NY 11101
  • Queens | Queens Public Library – Flushing, 41-17 Main St, Flushing, NY 11355
  • Staten Island | Susan E. Wagner High School, 1200 Manor Rd Staten Island, NY 10314

In addition, Somos runs multiple vaccine sites that are for city employees only.

Accessible Transportation for People with Disabilities to Vaccine Appointments

  • If you are 65 and older or have an ambulatory, vision, intellectual or developmental disability and need an ambulette, you can schedule free transport with Hunter ambulettes (516) 812-9827.
  • If you are 65 and older or have an ambulatory, vision, intellectual or developmental disability you can schedule a free ride with Curb at 646-349-0289. If you are a minor under the age of 18, you must have your parent/guardian call to book the trip on your behalf.
  • This is regardless of if you already have access to Access-A-Ride or Medicaid Transportation.
  • Information on Accessible Transportation Options for People with Disabilities to Vaccine Appointments – on.nyc.gov/2Oe5avB

Vaccines for the Performing Arts and Film/TV Communities

The City has partnered with The Actors Fund to open a vaccine site for live performance, film and TV workers at 47th Street and 7th Avenue. Visit The Actors Fund website for full details. To schedule an appointment, please call 917-281-5937 or email vaccines@actorsfund.org with your name and phone number to speak with someone who can help you.

Vaccination data from New York City

To view the city’s public data on vaccination rates throughout the city, visit https://www1.nyc.gov/site/doh/covid/covid-19-data-vaccines.page.