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COVID-19 Vaccine Information

Last updated October 4, 2021.



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Who can get a vaccine

 

 

All NYC residents ages 12 and older can get a COVID-19 vaccine. 

 

 

✔ The vaccine is FREE.

✔ The vaccine is SAFE for people with health conditions.

✔ You will NOT be asked about your immigration status when you get the vaccine.

✔ You do NOT need health insurance to get the vaccine.

✔ You do NOT need a government ID to get the vaccine.

✔ You MUST bring proof of age to get the vaccine. 

 

 

People ages 12 to 17 are only eligible for the Pfizer vaccine. 

People ages 18 and up are eligible for all vaccines.

 

 

A parent or guardian must give permission—in person or by phone at the time of the vaccination—for a minor to get vaccinated. City-run sites also accept a written permission letter that includes: the minor's name and date of birth; the parent or guardian's name, phone number, and signature. Anyone ages 12 to 15 are required to have an adult with them to get a vaccine. 
 

 

Watch our COVID-19 Vaccine Q&A with Pediatrician Dr. Patricia Tae (with English Subtitles) 
 

 

Where to get a vaccine

 

 

You can get a COVID-19 vaccine with or without an appointment. 

 

Find a vaccination site near you. 

 

 

To schedule, reschedule, or cancel a vaccine appointment, visit vax4nyc.nyc.gov or call 877-VAX-4NYC (877-829-4692). 

 

 

You can also visit vaccines.gov or text your zip code to 438829 to find vaccines anywhere in the U.S.

 

 

All NYC residents ages 12 and older can also request an in-home vaccination and get vaccinated in the comfort of their own home.

 

 

Please note that the MinKwon Center does NOT provide vaccines and is NOT a vaccination site.

 

 

What you need to know about the vaccines


 

Help yourself, your loved ones, and your community members make an informed decision to get vaccinated by reading facts about the safety and benefits of the COVID-19 vaccines below.

 

 

How to show proof of vaccination 

 

In New York, there are physical and digital ways to provide valid proof of your COVID-19 vaccination.

 

Tip: Take a photo of your COVID-19 Vaccination Record Card and save it on your smartphone. This is the easiest way to show proof of your vaccination.

 

 

Physical proof includes:

• CDC Vaccination Card

• NYC Vaccination Record

• An official immunization record outside from outside NYC or the U.S.

 

Digital proof includes:

• A photo of your CDC Vaccination Card on your smartphone

• NYS Excelsior Pass (iOS | Android

 


Lost your COVID-19 Vaccination Record Card? Contact the place where you got vaccinated to receive a replacement card.

If you are unable to contact your vaccine provider, you can contact the NYC Health Department (call 311) to request a copy of your vaccination record. You can also get the NYS Excelsior Pass to get a digital copy of your vaccination card.

 

 

What you need to know after you have been fully vaccinated

 

After you have been vaccinated, please continue to wear a face mask and practice social distancing in indoor public spaces to reduce the spread of contagious variants of COVID-19. 

 

You should also get tested for COVID-19 if you were in close contact with someone who tested positive for the virus—even if you are vaccinated and do not have symptoms. Find free COVID-19 testing sites in NYC.

 

Widespread vaccination and practicing safety precautions can help end the COVID-19 pandemic. 

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Booster Shot & Third Dose (Updated: 9/29/2021)

 

Booster Shot:

 

Some people who have received both doses of the Pfizer vaccine are now eligible for a booster shot. To receive a booster shot, you must be one of the following:

 

[✔] 65 or older

[✔] 18 to 64 and either have an underlying medical condition or a higher risk of COVID-19 exposure due to their job (for example, health care workers) or where they live or frequently visit (for example, a homeless shelter)

[✔] Live in a long-term care facility

 

You can only get a booster shot if you received your second dose of the Pfizer vaccine at least six months ago.

 

Third Dose:

 

People who are 12 years of age or older, have a condition or are taking medications or treatments that moderately or severely weakens their immune system, and received either the Pfizer or Moderna vaccine are eligible for a third dose. These people should get their third dose at least 28 days after their second shot. 

 

Conditions and treatments may include: 

[✔] Active treatment for cancer 

[✔] Received an organ transplant and are taking immunosuppressive therapy • Received a stem cell transplant within the past two years 

[✔] Moderate or severe primary immunodeficiency 

[✔] Advanced or untreated HIV 

[✔] Active treatment with a high dose of corticosteroids or other drugs that moderately or severely weaken your immune system 

 

This is not a complete list. The recommendation for a third dose is for people who have conditions like those listed above and not for most people with other medical conditions such as diabetes or heart or lung disease. If you have an immunocompromising condition or are taking drugs that weaken your immune system, discuss with your doctor whether you should get a third dose

 

More information: https://www1.nyc.gov/site/doh/covid/covid-19-vaccine-eligibility.page

 

Helpful Resources & Links

 

There is a lot of misinformation about the vaccines on social media, YouTube, KakaoTalk, WeChat, WhatsApp, and other messaging platforms. 

 

You have the power to stop the spread of misinformation by sharing the resources below.

 

What You Need to Know About COVID-19 Vaccines: Safety & Benefits 
코로나19에 관하여 무엇을 알고 계신가요? 안전 문제와 백신의 장점 (한국어)
关于新冠肺炎疫苗你需要知道的安全和好处 (简体中文)
Lo Que Deberías Saber Sobre La Vacuna Contra COVID-19: Seguridad y Beneficios (Español)
আপনি কি চান COVID-19 ভ্যাকসিন সম্পর্কে জানতে নিরাপত্তা এবং সুবিধা (বাংলা)

 

COVID-19 Vaccine Facts from NYC Dept. of Health 
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​​Who Can Receive a COVID-19 Vaccine from NYC Dept. of Health 
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COVID-19 Vaccines for People with Underlying Medical Conditions and Weakened Immune Systems from CDC
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The Facts About Common COVID-19 Vaccine Myths from NYC Health + Hospitals
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COVID-19 Vaccine Incentives for New York City Residents from NYC Dept. of Health

 

The Safety of COVID-19 Vaccines from CDC
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Benefits of Getting a COVID-19 Vaccine from CDC
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Frequently Asked Questions About COVID-19 Vaccination from CDC
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COVID-19 Vaccines for Children and Teens from CDC
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COVID-19 Immunization Consent Form (For Parents/Guardians) from ​​NYS Dept. of Health 
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COVID-19 Vaccine FAQs for the Disability Community from NYC Dept. of Health

 

Myths and Facts About COVID-19 Vaccines from CDC
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COVID-19 Mythbusters from WHO
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Possible Side Effects After Getting a COVID-19 Vaccine from CDC
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What You Need to Know After Getting Your COVID-19 Vaccine from NYC Dept. of Health
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Guidance for Fully Vaccinated People from CDC
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How to Talk About COVID-19 Vaccines with Friends and Family from CDC
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Guidance for Large or Extended Families Living in the Same Household from CDC
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Want to test your knowledge about the COVID-19 vaccines? Take this short quiz.

 

We encourage you to keep yourself informed with the latest information on COVID-19 from these trusted sources: NYC Dept. of Health; U.S. Centers for Disease Control (CDC); The New York Times; and Johns Hopkins University.

 

 

Thank you for keeping our community safe and healthy with the MinKwon Center!