NY-12 COVID Vaccination & Recovery Update 8/18/21
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.
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: 4,783,419,841
Doses Administered: 357,894,995
People Fully Vaccinated: 168,897,604
% Fully Vaccinated: 51.46%
New York State
Doses Administered: 23,672,324
People Fully Vaccinated: 11,398,549
% Fully Vaccinated: 58.24%
New York City
Doses Administered: 10,368,161
People Fully Vaccinated: 4,719,910
% Fully Vaccinated: 56.6%
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.
President Biden and his administration continue to take steps to combat the health and economic crises caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. Today, public health and medical experts from the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) announced a plan to begin delivering booster doses of the Pfizer and Moderna COVID-19 vaccines, pending FDA approval. These booster doses will be available starting September 20, 2021. You can read more about that announcement here.
New York 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.
Join me this Friday, August 20 at 8am for this month's Coffee with Carolyn.
As always, your concerns still and always remain my top priority. Please do not hesitate to email me through my website.