NY-12 COVID Vaccination & Recovery Update 9/22/2021

Sep 22, 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 U.S. surpassed 210 million Americans, nearly 75% of people age 12 and older, receiving at least their first COVID-19 vaccine! Also, New York announced 120 new #VaxtoSchool pop-up vaccination sites across the state.


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: 5,983,750,530

*data from Johns Hopkins



United States

Doses Administered:  386,780,816

People Fully Vaccinated: 182,012,343

% Fully Vaccinated: 55.45%

*data from Johns Hopkins



New York State

Doses Administered: 25,443,166

People Fully Vaccinated: 12,203,762

% Fully Vaccinated: 62.35%

*data from Johns Hopkins



New York City

Doses Administered: 11,287,130

  • Dose 1 of 2: 5,755,390
  • Dose 2 of 2: 5,045,576
  • Single Dose: 486,164

People Fully Vaccinated:  5,169,749

% Fully Vaccinated: 62%

*data from NYC Health



Getting Your Vaccine

The COVID-19 Vaccine Tracker Dashboard is available to update New Yorkers on the distribution of the COVID-19 vaccine.



#VaxtoSchool Pop-Up Vaccination Sites
Yesterday, New York announced 120 new #VaxtoSchool pop-up vaccination sites across the state over a 12-week-period as part of the campaign to increase vaccination rates among younger New Yorkers.

Read more here.



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. This week, the U.S. celebrated surpassing 210 million Americans, nearly 75% of people age 12 and older, receiving at least their first COVID-19 vaccine. Additionally, the Biden Administration announced a U.S.-EU agenda for beating the global pandemic and hosted the Global COVID-19 Summit.


You can read more about the targets of the Global COVID-19 Summit here.



New York Updates

New York is Prepared – Vaccine Administration
Last week, Governor Hochul directed the State Department of Health to authorize basic emergency medical technicians to administer the COVID-19 vaccine. This immediately adds more than 2,000 fully trained vaccinators back into the State's program. An additional 50,000 basic EMTs will be able to receive the required training in order to help administer the COVID-19 vaccine and booster doses. The required training for EMTs can be completed online or in-person.


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.






BE WARY: When any text messages that have offers that are too good to be true and require you to click an external link, you should proceed with caution. More info about COVID-19 text scams can be found on the Federal Communications Commission website here. An example of one of these scam text messages is below.





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Carolyn B. Maloney
Member of Congress