COVID-19 Resources

Here are some links to resources about COVID-19 vaccines. I'm not a doctor or a medical professional. The information shared on this site is for informational purposes only. It is not a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. No warranty, expressed or implied, is made regarding accuracy, adequacy, completeness, legality, reliability, or usefulness of any information.

All individuals 12 years of age and older that reside in the United States are eligible to receive the vaccine. As long as you meet the age requirement, you don't need to have an underlying medical condition or a specific occupation to qualify.
Only Pfizer has been cleared by the FDA for ages 12+. Johnson & Johnson and Moderna are cleared for 18+ only.
For the Pfizer vaccine, if the patient is a minor, the patient's parent or legal guardian must provide verbal consent either while accompanying the minor to the vaccination appointment, or by phone at the time of the vaccination appointment.
All New York State mass vaccination sites will be Open to eligible New Yorkers for walk-in vaccination on a first come first serve basis for all. The walk-in appointments are reserved for first doses only with second doses to be scheduled automatically after administration of the initial shot.

All NYC COVID vax sites to allow walk-ins immediately: Mayor de Blasio

New York State New York City Westchester County Standby Lists Hospitals Pharmacies Appointment Bookers Vaccine News

New York State Vaccine Information

New York State run vaccine sites

If you need human assistance, call the New York State COVID-19 Vaccination Hotline at 1-833-NYS-4-VAX (1-833-697-4829). The operators see the same appointment slots that the website sees, but they can book the appointment on your behalf.

New York State COVID-19 Vaccine Form

This is a required NYS form to be filled out after booking an appointment. Most vaccine sites will ask for confirmation that this form was filled out prior to giving your first dose.

New York State Excelsior Pass

Excelsior Pass provides secure, digital proof of COVID-19 vaccination or negative test results. Passes are available starting 14 days after your final vaccine dose.

Apple App Store

Google Play Store

New York City Vaccine Information

Also check the pharmacies section for NYC pharmacy appointments.

NYC Health Vaccine Sites DK

Official vaccine scheduling website for NYC residents.

For a list of pharmacy and clinic locations in New York City.

TurboVax DK

Volunteer-created website that pulls availability data from 53 city and state-run vaccine locations. This is often the quickest collective of information.

NYC Health+Hospitals Vaccine Scheduler DK

Official website. You can fill out all of your information and just uncheck/recheck the box next to your name to refresh the availability.

NYC Armory Vaccination Site DK

The ColumbiaDoctors, Weill Cornell Medicine, and NewYork-Presbyterian vaccination center is at The Armory, 620-650 West 169th Street between Fort Washington Ave and Broadway.

NYC Vaccine List DK

A volunteer-run website with a wider spread of data, but tends to be a little slower than TurboVax.

NYC Walk-In Clinics (Ages 50+)

New Yorkers age 50 and older (and an eligible escort of any age) now have more than two dozen sites where they can walk in and get vaccinated without an appointment.

Homebound NYC Residents

New York City is providing in-home COVID-19 vaccinations (Johnson & Johnson) to eligible NYC residents who are fully homebound, have not already been vaccinated, and do not already have access to a vaccination program.

Westchester County Vaccine Information

Westchester County Department of Health

Vaccination appointments at Westchester Community College in Valhalla.

Standby Lists

Dr. B: The standby list for COVID vaccines JD

Dr. B can connect you with local providers with extra doses using a standby system. Sometimes, patients have to cancel their vaccination appointments, leaving unused doses at the end of the day. You can sign up to receive text message notifications when they become available near you.

Hospital Vaccines

White Plains Hospital

Includes patients of White Plains Hospital, White Plains Hospital Physician Associates, and Scarsdale Medical Group.

Northwell Health

Northwell vaccination sites include: Bay Shore (Aletta Place), Belmont Park, Lake Success (Marcus Avenue), Lenox Hill Hospital, Long Island Ducks Stadium, Melville (S. Service Road), Northern Westchester Hospital, Peconic Bay Medical Center Entenmann Campus, Phelps Hospital, South Oaks Hospital, Syosset (Greenfield Road)

Stony Brook Eastern Long Island Hospital PJ

Stony Brook Eastern Long Island Hospital is hosting a COVID-19 Vaccine POD at 201 Manor Place, Greenport, NY 11944

Pharmacy Vaccines

Vaccine Finder

Vaccine Finder has a list of the non-state-run sites, like pharmacies, clinics, etc. The site often says there are spots available when there are not, so sometimes it's easier just to look directly on each of the pharmacy websites themselves and to keep refreshing those sites directly.

Vaccine Spotter

Privately-run site that searches available pharmacy vaccines. It's still sometimes better to look directly on the pharmacy websites themselves; however, this site provides a nice map of what locations are nearby.


GoodRx collects vaccine appointments from thousands of sites across the country, including CVS, Walgreens, Walmart, Rite Aid and several government sites.


CVS is offering Pfizer, Moderna, and Johnson & Johnson at select locations. Appointment slots typically open at midnight.


RiteAid is offering Pfizer, Moderna, and Johnson & Johnson at select locations.

Walgreens (including Duane Reade)

Walgreens is offering Pfizer, Moderna, and Johnson & Johnson at select locations.

Requires a user account (free) to check appointment dates and times.

Kinney Drugs ST

Kinney Drugs is offering Moderna at select upstate NY locations.

Neergaard Pharmacy (NYC) MK

Neergaard Pharmacy is located on 5th and 7th Avenues in Brooklyn, NY. Scroll to the bottom of the page for vaccine appointment links.

Elm Drugs & Wellness (NYC) GG

Offering Johnson & Johnson vaccines at 56 Seventh Ave, New York, NY.

Appointment Bookers

COVID Vaccine Help - New York TN

A private Facebook group aimed to help people get the COVID-19 vaccine in New York by crowdsourcing information, helpful tips, successful actions, and personal stories.

Epicenter NYC Appointment Bookers DK

Volunteer-run website that makes your appointment for you. It can take hours to several days, but they will get you an appointment, even if they may not be the most convenient times/locations.


Volunteer-run website helping with booking appointments in NY and NJ.

Vaccine Fairy GE

Volunteer-run website helping with booking appointments across the United States.

Vaccine News

Ongoing trial shows Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine remains highly effective after six months

The ongoing Phase 3 clinical trial of Pfizer/BioNTech's coronavirus vaccine confirms its protection lasts at least six months after the second dose, the companies said Thursday.

Should I laminate my COVID vaccine card? Here’s what experts say.

OfficeMax and Staples are currently offering promotions where residents can have their cards laminated for free. But some are concerned that the cards should stay writeable for booster shots down the road.

Johnson & Johnson’s vaccine is delayed by a U.S. factory mixup

Workers at a plant in Baltimore manufacturing two coronavirus vaccines accidentally conflated the ingredients several weeks ago, contaminating up to 15 million doses of Johnson & Johnson’s vaccine and forcing regulators to delay authorization of the plant’s production lines.

Pfizer says COVID vaccine 100 percent effective in children ages 12 to 15

The company plans to request emergency use authorization for 12- to 15-year-olds in the coming weeks.

CDC: Possible Side Effects After Getting a COVID-19 Vaccine

It is not recommended you take over-the-counter medicine, such as ibuprofen, acetaminophen, aspirin, or antihistamines, before vaccination for the purpose of trying to prevent side effects.

Which Pain Relievers Are OK Before, After COVID-19 Coronavirus Vaccines

All in all, it is probably best to avoid pain relieving medications around the time of your COVID-19 vaccination. That is assuming that you don’t already have to take pain relievers for another existing medical condition like arthritis.


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Last Updated: 2021-Oct-09 00:08 ET