NY-12 COVID Vaccination & Recovery Update 6/30/2021
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, New York COVID-19 hospitalizations dropped statewide to the lowest levels since the pandemic began!
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: 3,041,456,110
Doses Administered: 326,521,526
People Fully Vaccinated: 154,884,686
% Fully Vaccinated: 47.19%
New York State
Doses Administered: 21,114,686
People Fully Vaccinated: 9,613,568
% Fully Vaccinated: 49.12%
New York City
Doses Administered: 9,276,377
People Fully Vaccinated: 4,230,217
% Fully Vaccinated: 51%
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 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 or by calling 877-VAX-4NYC.
Click here to see the upcoming schedule.
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 initiatives to help keep people in their homes including by extending the eviction and foreclosure moratoriums.
New York State Updates
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. On June 24, New York ended the state disaster emergency declared on March 7, 2020.
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 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).
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.
This Friday, July 2 from 1 - 2pm, my staff and I will be in Carl Schurz Park for mobile casework hours. Stop by to say hi or if you need any assistance with federal agencies or public programs. I hope to see you there, but if you can’t join us tomorrow, you can always call my office at 212-860-0606 or email me.
As always, your concerns still and always remain my top priority. Please do not hesitate to email me through my website.