NY-12 COVID Vaccination & Recovery Update 8/18/21

Aug 18, 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 United States is averaging about a half million people getting newly vaccinated each and every day! Additionally, all healthcare workers in New York State will be required to be vaccinated against COVID-19 by Monday, September 27. 

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 

*data from Johns Hopkins


United States

Doses Administered: 357,894,995 

People Fully Vaccinated: 168,897,604 

% Fully Vaccinated: 51.46% 

*data from Johns Hopkins


New York State

Doses Administered: 23,672,324

People Fully Vaccinated: 11,398,549

% Fully Vaccinated: 58.24%

*data from Johns Hopkins


New York City

Doses Administered: 10,368,161

  • Dose 1 of 2: 5,283,976
  • Dose 2 of 2: 4,631,469
  • Single Dose: 452,716

People Fully Vaccinated:  4,719,910 

% Fully Vaccinated: 56.6% 

*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 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 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 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).

If you are interested in this option, you can fill out an interest form here

The form does not set up an appointment, but allows you to be contacted for further discussion. Read more


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.


National Updates

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

Vaccine Mandates 
Healthcare Workers 
All healthcare workers in New York State, including staff at hospitals and long-term care facilities (LTCF) -- including nursing homes, adult care, and other congregate care settings -- will be required to be vaccinated against COVID-19 by Monday, September 27.

Read more here.

Key to NYC 
The Key to NYC vaccination mandate for indoor dining, entertainment, and fitness began yesterday, August 17. Enforcement will begin, with a multi-agency coalition, on September 13.

Read more here



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



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.


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Carolyn B. Maloney
Member of Congress