NEW (April 13, 2021): Following the recommendations of federal health officials, New York State and New York City have paused vaccinations using the Johnson + Johnson vaccine, effective immediately.
-Individuals with appointments to receive the Johnson + Johnson vaccine at a New York State-run mass vaccination site WILL have their appointments honored, but will receive the Pfizer vaccine instead of Johnson + Johnson.
-Individuals with appointments to receive the Johnson + Johnson vaccine at a New York City-run vaccination site will have their appointments rescheduled, and will receive either the Pfizer or Moderna vaccine instead of Johnson + Johnson.
COVID-19 VACCINATION INFORMATION
-All New Yorkers age 16 and older are now eligible to receive a vaccine.
–Click here or call 1-833-697-4829 to make a vaccine appointment at a New York State-run facility.
–Click here or call 1-877-829-4692 to find a New York City vaccine provider.
-There is no cost associated with receiving a vaccine, but vaccine supply is currently limited — those seeking a shot are asked to be patient as appointment slots become available.
-Nearly every vaccination site offer vaccines BY APPOINTMENT ONLY. However, the mass vaccination site at Citi Field is currently offering walk-up vaccinations for seniors 75 years old and older and their escort. Additional walk-up locations will launch in the coming days and weeks.
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.
-The next COVID-19 Queens Vaccine Town Hall is scheduled for Tuesday, April 13. Click here to RSVP.
COVID-19 CLUSTER ACTION INITIATIVE:
-Indoor dining in New York City is currently permitted at 50 percent capacity, subject to state guidance.
-Blended learning continues for New York City elementary schools, middle schools, high schools and District 75 schools.
-As of Monday, March 22, New York State has lifted the Precautionary COVID-19 Zone covering much of Central, Western and Southwestern Queens.