Published On: May 28, 202116.6 min read363 words

Latest Updates on Vaccine Eligibility


According to New York State Department of Health, all individuals 12 years of age and older who reside in the United States are eligible to receive the vaccine, for free. While the vaccination process is underway, residents should continue to follow prevailing public health guidelines.

FDA fact sheets for recipients and caregivers on each vaccine are available here:

If you need transportation to a vaccine appointment:

COVID-19 vaccines are now widely available at pharmacies, local health departments, clinics, Federally Qualified Health Centers, and other locations across the state. Find appointments near you or contact your local pharmacy or provider.

Schedule an appointment directly at a New York State-run sites

Walk-in Appointments

On April 27, Governor Cuomo announced that from April 29, all state mass vaccination sites are open for walk-in appointments, a continuation of efforts to make it easier for New Yorkers to get vaccinated. Additionally, all vaccine providers are encouraged to allow walk-in appointments and eliminate other barriers for vaccinations for eligible New Yorkers.

More Help with Scheduling Vaccine Appointments

Bronx Rising Initiative, a nonprofit launched in 2020, has launched a homebound vaccine initiative to help inoculate Bronx seniors where they live, in partnership with local community organizations which are already serving homebound seniors. Residents can sign-up at: Get Vaccinated

COVID-19 Testing Sites

For a full list of COVID-19 testing sites, text “COVID TEST” to 855-48 or go online

Win Free Tickets to Baseball Games by Getting Vaccinated at the City’s Ballparks

In an effort to get more COVID-19 vaccines into the arms of reluctant New Yorkers, Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced on Wednesday, May 5, that State residents who get the Johnson & Johnson vaccine at Yankee Stadium or at Citi Field will receive a free game ticket. For both the State and New York sports fans, the free game tickets initiative is a win-win situation, helping to achieve herd immunity in New York State, while also offering fans the chance to attend a free sporting event. Effective May 19, both sporting venues are now also open to all vaccinated guests. Yankee Stadium and Citi Field have a maximum capacity of between 42,000 and 50,000, respectively.


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