NY-12 COVID Vaccination & Recovery Update 9/29/2021
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.
By the Numbers
Vaccine Doses Administered: 6,197,839,801
Doses Administered: 391,152,574
People Fully Vaccinated: 185,265,610
% Fully Vaccinated: 56.44%
New York State
Doses Administered: 25,812,074
People Fully Vaccinated: 12,367,937
% Fully Vaccinated: 63.19%
New York City
Doses Administered: 25,812,074
People Fully Vaccinated: 5,253,919
% Fully Vaccinated: 63%
Getting Your Vaccine
New York has made available this COVID-19 Vaccine Tracker Dashboardis available to keep us all updated on the distribution of the COVID-19 vaccine in our communities.
New Yorkers who received the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine MAYreceive their COVID-19 booster dose at least six months after their primary vaccine series IF:
Read more here.
Pop-Up Vaccination Sites
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).
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.
President Biden and his administration continue to take steps to combat the health and economic crises caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. Last week, CDC Director Rochelle P. Walensky endorsed the CDC Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices’ (ACIP) recommendation for a booster shot of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine in certain populations and also recommended a booster dose for those in high risk occupational and institutional settings.
New York Updates
COVID-19 Report Card
The New York State School COVID-19 Report Card, an online dashboard which tracks near real-time COVID-19 infections and testing operations reported by New York schools and school districts, is now updated and available to the public as another source of information for families and communities.
As of Monday, September 13, all schools are required to submit a daily report to the Department of Health on each operational day of the school year. This includes information on cases reported to the school and must be differentiated by students, staff, and teachers.
Report card data includes:
You can find the Report Card here.
Alleviating Potential Healthcare Staffing Shortages
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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