NY-12 COVID Vaccination & Recovery Update 9/2/2021

Sep 1, 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.


Last week, the United States administered more than 6 million COVID-19 doses – the highest weekly total since July 5 and the White House announced this week that we administered more than 14 million shots in August – compared to around 10 million in July.


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: 5,356,065,769

*data from Johns Hopkins



United States

Doses Administered:  371,280,129

People Fully Vaccinated: 174,600,017

% Fully Vaccinated: 53.19%

*data from Johns Hopkins



New York State

Doses Administered: 24,428,883

People Fully Vaccinated: 11,725,228

% Fully Vaccinated: 59.91%

*data from Johns Hopkins



New York City

Doses Administered: 10,742,117

  • Dose 1 of 2: 5,478,140
  • Dose 2 of 2: 4,796,097
  • Single Dose: 467,880

People Fully Vaccinated:  4,902,810

% Fully Vaccinated: 59%

*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. At Tuesday’s briefing from the White House COVID-⁠19 Response Team and public health officials, CDC Director Dr. Rochelle Walensky reiterated that the CDC has recommended that all individuals eligible for the vaccine should be vaccinated before returning to school and emphasized the importance of universal masking in schools for students, teachers, staff, and visitors – regardless of vaccination status. More from the briefing 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 on August 17. Enforcement will begin, with a multi-agency coalition, on September 13.


Read more here.



Vaccination or Test Requirements

City Employees & Contractors

Mayor de Blasio this week issued Executive Order 78 which mandates that City employees and covered contractors must either provide proof of vaccination or submit to weekly testing beginning on September 13.


Read more here.



Mask Mandate for Public Facing City Contractors

On August 25, Mayor de Blasio issued Executive Order 77 which requires that all public facing contractors of City agencies wear a mask when interacting with members of the public or present in a pre-kindergarten to twelfth grade school, public transit facility, homeless shelter, correctional facility, nursing home, or health care setting.


Read more here.



Mask Mandate for All New York State Schools

The New York State Department of Health, at the direction of Governor Kathy Hochul, issued an emergency regulation mandating masks in all school buildings last Friday evening. Students, faculty, staff, and visitors at all public and private schools will be required to be masked while inside school facilities.


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).



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.



As always, your concerns still and always remain my top priority. Please do not hesitate to email me through my website.


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Carolyn B. Maloney
Member of Congress