NY-12 COVID Vaccination & Recovery Update 6/23/2021

Jun 23, 2021

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. 


This week, the U.S. reached the major milestone of 300 million Americans receiving at least one dose of their COVID-19 vaccinations! Additionally, New York State is lifting our state disaster emergency declaration beginning tomorrow and the New York State Capitol has now reopened. 


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 


Vaccine Doses Administered: 2,722,185,355

*data from Johns Hopkins 


United States 

Doses Administered: 319,223,844

People Fully Vaccinated: 150,424,675 

% Fully Vaccinated: 45.83%

*data from Johns Hopkins


New York State 

Doses Administered: 21,301,120

People Fully Vaccinated: 9,306,566 

% Fully Vaccinated:  47.55%

*data from Johns Hopkins 


New York City 

Doses Administered:  9,046,573

  • Dose 1 of 2: 4,680,209
  • Dose 2 of 2: 3,976,300
  • Single Dose: 390,064

People Fully Vaccinated: 4,569,052

% Fully Vaccinated: 48.8% 

*data from NYC Health 



Getting Your Vaccine

Vaccine Walk-Up & Appointment Information 

All New York State run mass vaccination sites are open to New Yorkers 16 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 providing in-home Johnson & Johnson vaccinations to eligible NYC residents who are 75 years of age or older, have a disability, or are fully homebound.   


If you think you may be eligible for an in-home vaccination, you can fill out an interest form here.  


The form does not  set up an appointment, but allows you to be contacted to further discuss your eligibility.  


Read more about vaccinating fully homebound New Yorkers.  



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. 



New Vaccine Sites

Pop-Up Vaccination Sites: Low Vaccination Rates 

12 new pop-up vaccination sites have opened in areas of New York where vaccination rates are lower than the statewide average. 


Full list of locations here



Empire State Plaza 

During this years Fourth of July fireworks celebration, a pop-up vaccination site will be available at Empire State Plaza from 5:30– 8PM. 


More information here



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 announcing the the global allocation plan for 55 million COVID-19 vaccine doses and celebrating the distribution of 300 million shots. Additionally, President Biden announced that 70% of Americans over the age of 30 have now received at least one dose of their COVID-19 vaccine. 



New York State Updates

Opening NY 

COVID-19 restrictions are now lifted as 70% of New Yorkers aged 18 or older have received at least the first dose of their COVID-19 vaccination series! New York State’s health guidance and New York Forward industry specific guidelines — including social gathering limits, capacity restrictions, social distancing, cleaning and disinfection, health screening, and contact information for tracing — are now optional for retail, food services, offices, gyms and fitness centers, amusement and family entertainment, hair salons, and barber shops and personal care services, among other commercial settings. New York is also ending the state disaster emergency declared on March 7, 2020 to fight COVID-19 effective tomorrow, June 24. 


State health guidelines continue to require the wearing of masks for large-scale indoor events, pre-K through grade 12 schools, homeless shelters, correctional facilities, nursing homes, health care facilities, and public transit. Unvaccinated individuals must continue to wear a mask in accordance with CDC guidelines.  


More information here



New York State Capitol 

On June 18, the Empire State Plaza Complex, including the Capitol and legislative office buildings, opened back up to the public. Free tours of the plaza have also returned, and outdoor tours will start up again on Wednesday, July 7. 


More information here



New York City Updates


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



Opening NYC 

Staten Island Ferry Service 

Effective August 16, the Staten Island Ferry will return to round-the-clock 30-minute service. The new service schedules additional trips, all originating from St. George Ferry Terminal, starting at 12:30 AM.  Other restored trips will depart on the half-hour from 1:30 - 4:30 AM on weekdays and 12:30-6:30 AM on weekends. 


More information here



Additional Resources 


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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Carolyn B. Maloney
Member of Congress