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.

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.

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

The below feeds post up to date information about available appointment locations.

New York City and Surrounding Areas

New Jersey

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:

Homebound Individuals
Request an in-home vaccination at 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 with your name and phone number.

Let’s Talk About the COVID-19 Vaccine with CUCS Staff Members!

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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.

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:

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.

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.

Learn more about the Excelsior Pass at:

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:

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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.

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