Walk-up vaccinations now available for New Yorkers aged 75 and older plus one eligible New Yorker of any age who show up together

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Free Walk-up Vaccinations Now Available for New Yorkers Aged 75 and Older - Plus One Eligible Escort

In an effort to provide the COVID-19 vaccine to older, more vulnerable New Yorkers, residents age 75 and over plus one eligible New Yorker of any age are now able to get vaccinated together without appointments at the 24/7 mass vaccination sites.

  • NYC Vaccine Hubs are piloting a walk-in COVID-19 vaccination program at 14 sites. 
  • New Yorkers age 75 and older will have access to 100 walk-in slots (50 for 75+, 50 for escorts) at each of the 14 sites listed.
  • Each person 75+ may be escorted by 1 person, and that person may also be vaccinated using one of the walk-in slots if they meet current eligibility criteria.
  • Walk-ins are anytime between 9:30 – 6pm, Thursday – Sunday.

Walk up vaccination sites:

Brooklyn

Brooklyn Army Terminal
140 58th Street
Brooklyn 11220
Open 24 hours

Bushwick Educational Campus
400 Irving Avenue
Brooklyn 11237

City Point
445 Albee Sq West
Brooklyn 11201

Canarsie High School
1600 Rockaway Parkway
Brooklyn 11236

Bronx

Bathgate Contract Postal Station
4006 3rd Avenue
Bronx 10457
Open 24 hours

South Bronx Educational Campus
701 St Ann’s Ave
Bronx 10455

Bronx High School of Science
75 West 205 St
Bronx 10468

West Bronx Gymnasium
1527 Jesup Ave
Bronx 10452

Manhattan

Essex Crossing
224B Broome St
Manhattan 10002

City College
1549 Amsterdam Ave
Manhattan 10031

Queens

Citi Field
36-2 126th St
Queens 11368
Open 24 hours

Beach Channel Educational Campus
100-00 Beach Channel Drive
Queens 11694

Long Island City
5-17 46th Rd
Queens 11101

Staten Island

Ocean Breeze Athletic
625 Father Capodanno Blvd
Staten Island 10305

As part of our ongoing work to make the vaccine easier to access for all, we’re continuing to double-down on reaching older New Yorkers, who are some of our most vulnerable, through creative strategies from free transportation, to homebound vaccinations, to dedicated vaccine clinics at senior buildings, to partnerships with public housing and houses of worship.
With this additional walk-up approach that includes caretakers, we’re adapting and expanding these efforts, ensuring older New Yorkers have more ways to access this key resource.

Melanie Hartzog, Deputy Mayor for Health and Human Services

Conditions

To qualify for the walk-up service, New Yorkers must be 75 and older and:

  • Must show proof of age upon arrival at the vaccination site
  • Their accompanying escort may be any age, but must also be eligible to receive the vaccine due to age, medical condition, employment, or other reasons

The escort must live or work in New York City in an eligible essential job such as an aide worker or a hospitality worker.

The COVID-19 vaccine is safe, effective and available at no cost.

Information on COVID-19 vaccine eligibility is available at nyc.gov/covidvaccinedistribution

All other eligible New Yorkers may reserve an appointment by calling 877 – VAX – 4NYC or by visiting nyc.gov/VaccineFinder.

Transport

The City offers free transportation to and from vaccine sites for adults who are over age 65 or have an ambulatory, visual, intellectual, or developmental disability. 

To reserve transportation, including ambulette and cab options, call 877-VAX-4-NYC. 

An operator will walk through eligibility and provide other options over the phone based on the caller’s need.

New Yorkers 75 and over are at high risk from COVID-19, and we need to do everything in our power to help them get vaccinated.
We need to tear down all barriers for New Yorkers 75 and older to be vaccinated, and our new practice of walk-up vaccinations for them and an eligible escort makes it as convenient as possible for them and their loved ones.

Dr. Ted Long, Executive Director of the NYC Test & Trace Corps and Senior Vice President of Ambulatory Care and Population Health at NYC Health + Hospitals.

test and trace logoAbout Test & Trace Corps

The Test & Trace Corps is the City’s comprehensive effort to test, trace, and provide support for every case of COVID-19 and every person exposed to the virus that causes COVID-19. Through a partnership with NYC Health + Hospitals and the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, the Test & Trace Corps allows the City to immediately isolate and care for those who test positive for the virus and then rapidly track, assess, and quarantine anyone who may have been exposed. 

To help all New Yorkers safely separate at home and monitor their health status, the Take Care pillar of the Test & Trace Corps also offers free hotel rooms with wraparound services for New Yorkers who are unable to safely separate in their own homes. For those safely separating at home, contact tracers perform daily calls and conduct in-person visits as necessary. These calls allow tracers to gauge the progress of cases, ensure proper compliance with separation protocol, and connect people to more supportive services as necessary. 

Today, 98% of all COVID-19 cases and 97% of contacts reported following isolation and quarantine requirements.

Walk-up vaccinations for New Yorkers age 75 and older plus one eligible escort are now available at the following 24/7 sites operated by the NYC Test & Trace Corps.

Brooklyn Army Terminal
140 58th Street
Brooklyn 11220

Bathgate Contract Postal Station
4006 3rd Avenue
Bronx 10457

Citi Field
36-2 126th St
Queens 11368

NYC Health + Hospitals logoAbout NYC Health + Hospitals NYC Health + Hospitals is the largest public health care system in the nation serving more than a million New Yorkers annually in more than 70 patient care locations across the city’s five boroughs. 

A robust network of outpatient, neighborhood-based primary and specialty care centers anchors care coordination with the system’s trauma centers, nursing homes, post-acute care centers, home care agency, and MetroPlus health plan—all supported by 11 essential hospitals. 

Its diverse workforce of more than 42,000 employees is uniquely focused on empowering New Yorkers, without exception, to live the healthiest life possible. For more information, visit www.nychealthandhospitals.org and stay connected on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/NYCHealthSystem or Twitter at @NYCHealthSystem

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