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.
New York COVID-19 Vaccine Eligibility
The COVID-19 vaccine is now available to all US residents age 12 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 12 to 17 years old can only receive the Pfizer vaccine.
For more information on COVID-19 Vaccine eligibility visit:
New York City and State run vaccine sites are open for walk-up 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.
Find a full list of city-run sites here.
Find a full list of state-run sites here.
Pop- Up Vaccine Sites: May 12 -May 16
Eight pop-up #COVID19 vaccination sites are coming to mass transit stations! Get vaccinated at these sites and receive a free seven-day Metro Card or free round trip LIRR or Metro-North ticket per vaccination.
– Penn Station, 34th St Corridor 3-8PM
– Grand Central, Vanderbilt Hall 8AM-1PM
– Coney Island Subway Station 8AM-1PM
– LIRR Hempstead 3-8PM
– Metro-North Ossining 3-8PM
– Broadway Junction Subway Station 3-8PM
– East 180th St Subway Station 8AM-1PM
– 179th St Subway Station in Jamaica, Queens 8AM-1PM
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.
New York State
Real-time aggregators for the New York area built by volunteers.
State-run directory of vaccine sites.
CDC-run directory of clinics and pharmacies (Note: includes independent pharmacies that are not listed on NYC’s Vaccine Finder).
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: va.gov/health-care/covid-19-vaccine/stay-informed
Request an in-home vaccination at nyc.gov/homebound or by calling 1-877-829-4692.
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 email@example.com with your name and phone number.
Let’s Talk About the COVID-19 Vaccine with CUCS Staff Members!
Appointment Booking Assistance
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).
For all New Yorkers interested in scheduling a vaccine appointment. Prioritizes ages 60+.
Assisting NYC residents schedule vaccine appointments in Korean, Chinese, and English.
COVID Vaccine Help – New York
Facebook Group using crowdsourcing information, helpful tips, successful actions, and personal stories to assist people with getting a vaccine appointment.
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.
Learn more about the Excelsior Pass at: epass.ny.gov/home
More 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:
Join the COVID-19 Community Corps
As a Corps member, you’ll get resources to help you build vaccine confidence in your community, including:
Insightful articles about COVID-19 and the COVID-19 vaccine.
A Few Words About the Johnson & Johnson Vaccine
Dr. Van Yu, CUCS Chief Medical Officer, Medium
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