Everyone age 12 and older is now eligible for a COVID-19 vaccine in New York. Walk-ins are now available at all state-run mass vaccination sites, and some walk-ins are available at Suffolk County and Nassau County sites, too.
But if you’re still looking to make an appointment or are wondering where the vaccine is offered, the resources below may help. Officials have advised to keep checking for appointments as more doses become available and new slots continue to open.
Find an appointment at state-run sites online: You can find out if you’re eligible, complete a prescreening and find state-run sites to schedule appointments by visiting this website: https://am-i-eligible.covid19vaccine.health.ny.gov/.
If you’re eligible, you would be able to make an appointment at any New York State-run site. The state says appointments for second doses would be made automatically once you receive your first vaccine.
Try getting an appointment at state-run sites by phone: Call the New York State Vaccination Hotline at 1-833-NYS-4VAX (1-833-697-4829) for more information on making appointments at state-run sites. The hotline is open from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Check the county websites:
- The Nassau County website directs people to links to make vaccine appointments at county sites, through pharmacies, Northwell Health and the state.
- The Suffolk County website directs you to county sites, state-run sites, pharmacies and the Northwell Health website for appointments.
- There’s an Appointment Scheduler that can be used to preregister people. You can fill out a survey, find out if you’re eligible and provide contact information. Those who preregister will receive an email or text to sign up when appointments are available at county sites, a spokesman said.
Check on Northwell Health’s website: The health system is booking appointments online. It said links to make appointments will appear on this website as they become available: https://www.northwell.edu/coronavirus-covid-19/vaccine. Northwell says people who get their first vaccine dose at one of their vaccination sites can schedule a second dose appointment either on site directly after receiving the first dose, or by calling the COVID vaccine hotline at (844) 919-VACC.
For New York City: The city launched the Vaccine Finder, a tool residents can use to find the nearest location to make an appointment: https://vaccinefinder.nyc.gov/. Currently, city-run sites are for city residents only, unless you’re an essential worker who works in New York City but lives elsewhere.
- For those who are homebound: New York City is providing Johnson & Johnson vaccines for homebound eligible city residents. If you think you’re eligible, you can fill out this interest form, which the city will use to contact you to discuss eligibility: https://forms.cityofnewyork.us/f/home
Your local pharmacies may have vaccines. Several pharmacies have said they have or will offer the vaccine as it becomes available, including independent pharmacies and chains:
- CVS Health said some of its pharmacies would start offering the vaccine to those eligible starting Feb. 12. People can register on CVS.com, using the pharmacy’s app or by calling 1-800-746-7287.
- Walgreens said it will provide vaccinations in some states, including New York, starting in stores on Feb. 12 for those eligible. Appointments will have to be made online at Walgreens.com/ScheduleVaccine.
- King Kullen: The Long Island supermarket chain said the vaccine is available at eight pharmacy locations, and customers can search for and make appointments using the website at kingkullen.com.
- Stop & Shop said all of its Long Island pharmacies are cleared to vaccinate eligible individuals, and appointments must be made online. Eligible customers can visit stopandshop.com/covid-vaccine to register for an appointment.