COVID-19 VACCINATION INFORMATION
-All New Yorkers age 16 and older are eligible to receive a vaccine, with children between 12 and 15 years old eligible to receive the Pfizer vaccine, which was given full authorization by the federal Food & Drug Administration in August 2021.
-A Pfizer booster shot has been authorized for individuals in the following categories who received their second shot at least six months ago: Individuals 65 or older, individuals age 18-64 with underlying medical conditions and individuals 18-64 who are at increased risk for COVID-19 exposure and transmission because of their occupational or institutional setting. Click here for more regarding eligibility.
-All New York City residents who are eligible to be vaccinated can receive a COVID-19 vaccine of their choice right in their own home. To register for an in-home vaccination, click here.
–Click here or call 1-877-829-4692 to find a New York City vaccine provider closest to you.
More than 1.5 million Queens adults have received at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine. As the Delta variant spreads, getting vaccinated is the best way to protect ourselves, our families and our borough. So if you haven’t already, please consider getting your safe, free and effective vaccine today.
COVID-19 TESTING INFORMATION
-Queens residents are urged to get tested for COVID-19 on a regular basis to help prevent the spread of the virus and quicken our borough’s ongoing recovery and rebuild.
–Click here to find a COVID-19 testing location closest to you.
–Click here for a list of COVID-19 testing sites offered by New York City Health + Hospitals. Each site features cost-free, walk-in testing for all with no appointment necessary.
-In addition to getting tested, stay vigilant and prevent new spikes by wearing a mask, socially distancing and wash your hands frequently.
QUEENS VACCINE TOWN HALLS
-Borough President Richards continues to host an ongoing series of virtual COVID-19 Queens Vaccine Town Halls to answer questions Queens residents may have about the science, side effects and availability of the COVID-19 vaccines.