NY-12 COVID Vaccination & Recovery Update 7/14/21
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.
I want to make you aware that COVID-19 rates have risen mildly throughout the City, part of a trend that health officials have attributed to the spread of the more contagious Delta variant. Still, our situation now is a far cry from where things stood before the vaccine rollout. It is vital that every New Yorker who can get vaccinated does so now, and that we all follow NYC’s prevention guidance and do our part to stop the spread.
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: 3,495,030,652
Doses Administered: 335,487,779
People Fully Vaccinated: 160,126,516
% Fully Vaccinated: 48.78%
New York State
Doses Administered: 22,315,774
People Fully Vaccinated: 10,808,066
% Fully Vaccinated: 55.22%
New York City
Doses Administered: 9,649,865
People Fully Vaccinated: 4,404,945
% Fully Vaccinated: 53%
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 online or by calling 877-VAX-4NYC.
Click here to see the upcoming schedule.
Mass Vaccination Sites Downscaling
Mass vaccination sites at The Conference and Event Center Niagara Falls, Plattsburgh International Airport, SUNY Polytechnic Institute - Utica, and Jones Beach are scheduled to stop operations on July 19. Additionally, the mass vaccination site at the New York State Fairgrounds will relocate from the Expo Center to the Arts & Home Center effective today, July 14.
More information here.
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 celebrating restaurants and bars being back to pre-pandemic levels of business and the more than 100,000 American lives and up to 450,000 hospitalizations that have been prevented by Americans getting vaccinated. This is excellent news!
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
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.
I hope you’ll join me for Mobile Casework Hours this Friday, July 16th. My staff and I will be at 23rd Street & Park Avenue to answer questions and provide help with federal agencies.
As always, your concerns still and always remain my top priority. Please do not hesitate to email me through my website.