CUCS Staff COVID-19 Vaccine Resources

Together We Can Keep NYC Safe!

Keeping New Yorkers safe has always been at the heart of everything we do at CUCS – whether we are providing healthcare, housing, or life-saving support. Now, we have the chance to help in a new way.

Getting a COVID-19 Vaccine in New York is easier than ever!

The COVID-19 vaccine is available to all US residents age 5 and older.

You must bring proof of age to your vaccination.

A parent or guardian must provide consent for their child to be vaccinated. Consent can be given in person at the time of vaccination or by phone. Some providers, including all City-run sites, accept proof of consent in writing.

Note: People who are 5 to 17 years old can only receive the Pfizer vaccine.

New York City and State run vaccine sites are open for vaccinations for all US residents age 12+ with no geographic restrictions.
Note: People who are 12-17 years old are only eligible for the Pfizer vaccine.

All New Yorkers 5+ are now eligible for in-home vaccination.

Any New Yorker requesting in-home vaccination will now have the option to request their vaccine brand preference (Pfizer, Moderna, or Johnson & Johnson).

Mobile Vaccine Buses

NYC mobile vaccine buses visit neighborhoods across the five boroughs to offer convenient, ADA-accessible COVID-19 vaccinations. Appointments are not required, but you can book in advance through or by calling 877-VAX-4NYC.

For help getting the COVID-19 vaccine you can also visit these websites:

New York City
City-run directory of vaccine sites in the city
Real-time aggregators for the New York area built by volunteers. Includes independent pharmacies.

By Phone

New York State
Real-time aggregators for the New York area built by volunteers.
State-run directory of vaccine sites.

By Phone

CDC-run directory of clinics and pharmacies (Note: includes independent pharmacies that are not listed on NYC’s Vaccine Finder).

Independent pharmacies available for walk-in and direct appointment scheduling, including same-day appointments.
Rite Aid

COVID-19 booster shots are now available at sites throughout NYC.

The following people are now eligible for a booster shot:

  • People 12 or older who received their second Pfizer vaccine 6 or more months ago:
  • People 18 or older who received their second Moderna vaccine 6 or more months ago.
  • People 18 or older who received their first Johnson & Johnson vaccine 2 or more months ago.

This shot is intended to help many people boost their immunity from the initial vaccination series, which may have decreased over time.

New York:


The NYC COVID Safe App allows New Yorkers to upload and store digital versions of your photo ID, proof of
your COVID-19 vaccination, and your negative COVID-19 PCR test results on your mobile
device, which you can present as evidence of your vaccination status and a negative COVID-19 PCR test

Excelsior Pass

New York State is now offering the Excelsior Pass, a free, fast and secure way to present digital proof of COVID-19 vaccination or negative test results.

Similar to a mobile airline boarding pass or an event ticket, the Excelsior Pass allows you to provide digital proof of vaccination or negative test results to meet any requirements businesses or venues may have for entry. Store your pass directly on your smartphone and/or print it as a card to carry.

You can also visit for information on how to get copies of vaccination records if you have lost your vaccination card.

New Jersey:

Docket is an app from the NJ Department of Health that makes it easier for to securely access your COVID-19 vaccination record. If you don’t have your vaccination card with you or you have lost it, you can easily access your record through the app to provide proof of COVID-19 immunizations as needed.

Information about COVID-19 and the COVID-19 vaccine.

NYC Health COVID-19 Fact Sheet:

NYC Health & Hospitals: COVID-19 Resources for New Yorkers:

Ad Council | COVID Collaborative FAQ:

Have a questions about the COVID-19 vaccine? Submit your question anonymously to
Please note: We are unable to answer personal health questions.

Appointment Booking Assistance

Epicenter NYC
Prioritizes the elderly, restaurant workers, taxi drivers, the disabled, our neighbors in high-risk areas, non-English speakers (especially Spanish, Bangla and Chinese), and others who might not be able to book themselves for appointments.

North Brooklyn Mutual Aid
Focused on assisting North Brooklyn residents with COVID-19 vaccination appointments and resources.

Cat + Tracy
Helping anyone who lives or works in NYC and is currently eligible to be vaccinated. Specifically focused on seniors or those who maybe need help in Spanish or Portuguese.

Brooklyn Vax Appointment Squad
Focused on vulnerable New Yorkers (i.e. health-compromised, elderly, English language challenged, refugees, those without reliable internet, etc).

Neighbor Network
For all New Yorkers interested in scheduling a vaccine appointment. Prioritizes ages 60+.

MinKwon Center
Assisting NYC residents schedule vaccine appointments in Korean, Chinese, and English.

Other Resources

Veterans, as well as their spouses and caregivers, can get vaccinated at VA facilities in all 5 boroughs.
To make an appointment call: 1-877-877-9267
Or sign-up at:

Restaurant Workers and Restaurant Delivery Workers
Get vaccinated on the NYC Vaccine Bus by emailing or calling 1-833-ROARNYC (762-7692)
Learn more at:

Theater, Film, and TV Industry Employees
Get vaccinated at ATC Vaccination Times Square, located at 47th Street & 7th Avenue, by calling 917-281-5937 or emailing with your name and phone number.

Join the COVID-19 Community Corps

As a Corps member, you’ll get resources to help you build vaccine confidence in your community, including:

  • Fact sheets on vaccine safety, tips on how to talk with friends and family about the importance of vaccination, and hints for planning and attending community events
  • Social media content to share with your followers
  • Regular email updates with the latest vaccine news and resources to share

Join here.

Insightful articles about COVID-19 and the COVID-19 vaccine.

The C.D.C. Recommends Pfizer-BioNTech’s Vaccine for Children Ages 5 to 11
Apoorva Mandavilli, The New York Times

The F.D.A. Grants Full Approval to the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine
Sharon LaFraniere and Noah Weiland, The New York Times

A Few Words About the Johnson & Johnson Vaccine
Dr. Van Yu, CUCS Chief Medical Officer, Medium

Nearly all COVID deaths in US are now among unvaccinated
Carla K. Johnson and Mike Stobbe, APNews

Answers to All Your Questions About Getting Vaccinated for Covid-19
The New York Times

Workers’ Vaccination Rights: Here’s What You Need to Know
Allison Dikanovic, The City

The J&J Rescue Mission Starts With a Choice
Katherine J. Wu, The Atlantic

Is the Second Dose Bad? If I Feel OK, Is It Working? Can I Take Tylenol?
Tara Parker-Pope, The New York Times

What You Can and Can’t Do if You’ve Been Vaccinated: Travel, Gatherings, Risk Factors, What You Need to Know
Sumathi Reddy, The Wall Street Journal

Some people with ‘long Covid’ say their symptoms ease after getting vaccine
Berkeley Lovelace Jr, CNBC

What to Say to Someone Who Is Hesitant to Get the COVID-19 Vaccine
Kavita Kulkarni, Ani Simon-Kennedy, Chelsea Frosini, VICE

I Got My Covid Vaccine. Now Can I Hug My Mom?
Linsey Marr, Juliet Morrison and Caitlin Rivers, The New York Times

Good News: It Looks Like Vaccinated People Can’t Carry Or Spread The Virus
Sarah Midkiff, Refinery29

Why the Second COVID Shot Makes You Miserable
Jeff Wise, New York Magazine

Groups Hold Pop-Up Vaccination Event for Homeless New Yorkers
Courtney Gross, NY1