COVID-19 & VACCINATION
We take temperatures for everyone who comes to the center.
August-September 2023: COVID-19 is spreading again. Although most cases are mild, it still poses a threat to the health of New Yorkers. There is less danger of serious illness if you are vaccinated.
Stay informed and take the necessary steps to prevent the spread:
Although masks are not required at the center, wearing one is the best way to stay safe in groups.
Stay up-to-date on vaccinations. The newest vaccine will be out in mid-September. Watch for updates.
Keep washing your hands thoroughly!
Everyone is eligible to get free COVID-19 vaccinations. Vaccines reduce the risk of infection and are effective at preventing severe COVID-19 illness, hospitalization and death. Vaccines are available at no cost to you and regardless of immigration status.
Search for a vaccination location. Just enter your zip code and the
type of Covid vaccine you want:
NYC Vaccine Finder or call (877) 829-4692 to find
a site near you.
Most pharmacies have some or all of the vaccines available. Call your pharmacy to ask.
VA New York Harbor (Brooklyn) offers vaccines to veterans by appointment only. See the website or call 1-877-877-9267.
With the end of the federal health emergency program, the city's free testing program has ended. You can still pick up free test kits at various locations. Click here for the llist.
For more information on testing, visit the Health & Hospitals testing sites page
New Yorkers who test positive for COVID-19 can access Paxlovid prescriptions and home delivery at no cost through Virtual ExpressCare by calling 212-COVID-19 (212-268-4319).
Other Covid-19 Resources
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
For the latest New York City information call 311 or see the NYC Department of Health website. The page is available in multiple languages.