NY-12 COVID Vaccination & Recovery Update 7/21/21
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.
New York City will bring a COVID-19 vaccine to ANY New Yorker who needs one. You can request an in-home vaccination TODAY by visiting filling out a form here or calling 877-VAX-4NYC (877-829-4692). You can even request a vaccine brand preference. As COVID-19 rates rise mildly in the City, it is vital that every New Yorker who can get vaccinated does so now.
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: 3,709,795,753
Doses Administered: 339,102,867
People Fully Vaccinated: 161,895,045
% Fully Vaccinated: 49.32%
New York State
Doses Administered: 22,557,594
People Fully Vaccinated: 10,933,428
% Fully Vaccinated: 55.86%
New York City
Doses Administered: 9,773,399
People Fully Vaccinated: 4,472,797
% Fully Vaccinated: 54%
Getting Your Vaccine
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 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).
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 Binghamton University at Gannett Drive, Aviation Mall in Queensbury, Stony Brook Southampton, and the Diana Center at SUNY Orange are scheduled to stop operations on July 16.
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 the rollout of the first monthly payments of the American Rescue Plan's expanded Child Tax Credit.
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 23, my office is hosting Mobile Casework Hours at Court Square from 8:30-9:30am 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.