NY-12 COVID Vaccination & Recovery Update 10/13/2021

Oct 13, 2021
Newsletter

Dear Friend,

 

As our city, state, and country continue to confront the COVID-19 pandemic, I write today to update you and your loved ones with the most important information during this ever-changing pandemic landscape.

As of Friday, 85% of adult New Yorkers have received at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine! This is a major milestone and will help keep our communities healthy. If you have not done so already, please consult with your doctor and get vaccinated today.


More on these and other updates below. If you have friends or family who would like to receive this update, they can sign up here.

 

 

By the Numbers

Global

Vaccine Doses Administered: 6,530,467,587

*data from Johns Hopkins

 

 

United States

Doses Administered:  403,576,826

People Fully Vaccinated: 187,714,829

% Fully Vaccinated: 57.19%

*data from Johns Hopkins

 

 

New York State

Doses Administered: 26,441,882

People Fully Vaccinated: 12,627,804

% Fully Vaccinated: 64.52%

*data from Johns Hopkins

 

 

New York City

Doses Administered: 11,753,287

  • Dose 1 of 2: 5,971,817
  • Dose 2 of 2: 5,273,892
  • Single Dose: 507,578

People Fully Vaccinated:  5,416,151

% Fully Vaccinated: 65%

*data from NYC Health

 

 

Getting Your Vaccine

New York has made available this COVID-19 Vaccine Tracker Dashboard to keep us all updated on the distribution of the COVID-19 vaccine in our communities.

 

 

Booster Shots
New York has now announced a robust implementation of booster doses into the State's COVID-19 vaccination program, ensuring an efficient, equitable, and effective distribution of booster doses to eligible New Yorkers statewide.

In accordance with the CDC's recommendations, there are four groups of New Yorkers who are now eligible for their COVID-19 booster dose.

New Yorkers who received the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine SHOULD receive their booster dose at least six months after their primary vaccine series IF:

  • They are 65 years and older or residents in long-term care settings.
  • They are 50 - 64 years of age with underlying medical conditions.

New Yorkers who received the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine MAYreceive their COVID-19 booster dose at least six months after their primary vaccine series IF:

  • They are 18-49 years with underlying medical conditions, based on individual benefits and risks.
  • They are 18 - 64 years and are at increased risk for COVID-19 exposure and transmission because of their occupational or institutional setting, based on individual benefits and risks.

Read more here.

 

 

Vaccine Walk-Up & Appointment Information

All New York State run mass vaccination sites are open to New Yorkers aged 16 years and older for walk-up vaccinations on a first-come, first-serve basis. These walk-up appointments are reserved for first doses, with second doses to be scheduled automatically after administration of the initial shot. Vaccine providers are also encouraged to allow walk-in appointments.

 

You can find New York State run sites here or use the NYC Vaccine Finder to find a vaccination location and make an appointment.

 

You can also make an appointment via phone by calling 1-833-NYS-4-VAX for state run sites or 1-877-VAX-4NYC for city run sites.

 

 

Vaccinations at Home 

New York City is offering in-home COVID-19 vaccinations to any city resident who requests one. Any New Yorker requesting in-home vaccination will now have the option to request their vaccine brand preference (Pfizer, Moderna, or Johnson & Johnson).

 

If you are interested in this option, you can fill out an interest form here.

 

The form does not set up an appointment, but allows you to be contacted for further discussion. Read more.

 

 

NYC Mobile & Pop-Up Vaccine Sites 

To better meet New Yorkers' needs, NYC has deployed temporary, roaming vaccination sites across the city. There are two versions of these temporary sites: mobile and pop-up. Appointments are not required, but you can book an appointment at many of these sites in advance online or by calling 877-VAX-4NYC.

 

Click here to see the upcoming schedule.

 

 

National Updates

President Biden and his administration continue to take steps to combat the health and economic crises caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. This week, that included highlighting the successes of vaccination requirements in fighting COVID-19.

 

 

New York Updates

Testing

To find the testing site closest to you, click here, text “COVID TEST” to 855-48, or call 212-COVID19 (212-268-4319).

 

 

While the vaccination process is underway, every New Yorker should continue to follow NYC’s prevention guidance and do your part to stop the spread.

 

 

As always, your concerns still and always remain my top priority. Please do not hesitate to email me through my website.

 

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Sincerely,

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Carolyn B. Maloney
Member of Congress