COVID-19 & VACCINATION
Vaccination is required for attendance at New York Memory Center
Summer 2022: COVID-19 is spreading fast again.
There are currently high transmission levels of COVID-19 throughout the city, so you should continue to take the following precautions:
Wear a high-quality mask in all public indoor settings and around crowds outside.
Stay up-to-date on vaccinations.
Test before and after travel or gatherings, or if you were recently exposed to someone who has COVID-19.
Wash your hands.
Everyone is eligible to get the free COVID-19 vaccine - No Appointment needed.
Pfizer and Moderna booster shots are available for all children and
adults 12+ about 6 months after your second dose of Pfizer or
Moderna vaccines. A second dose is available for adults 50 or older,
those 12 or older who are moderately or severely immuno-
compromised, or 18 or older and have received a primary dose and
booster dose of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine.
Most pharmacies have some or all of the vaccines available,
or see the NYC Vaccine Finder or call (877) 829-4692 to find
a site near you.
At-Home Vaccinations are open to all City residents. To be
screened for a vaccine at home, fill out this form online or call the Vaccine Reservation Center, (877) 829-4692.
VA New York Harbor (Brooklyn) offers vaccines to veterans by appointment only. See the website or call 1-877-877-9267.
To find a nearby testing site, visit the Health & Hospitals testing sites page
At-home testing is now available to all immuno-compromised New Yorkers and those ages 65+. Call for an appointment: (929) 298-9400, 9:00 am - 7:00 pm (7 days a week).
Free at-home test kits are available from many libraries, local elected officials offices, and by mail from the federal government. Order here
Visit the NYC testing page for more information about Covid-19 tests and testing sites.
The FDA authorized two oral antivirals, Pfizer's Paxlovid and Merck's molnupiravir, for the treatment of COVID-19 in certain patients. If you have COVID-19 and are interested in anti-viral treatment, call your doctor or pharmacy, or visit https://coronavirus.health.ny.gov/oral-antivirals or call: 1-888-364-3065.
Other Covid-19 Resources
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: COVID-19 Guidance for Older Adults
Alzheimer's Association Coronavirus (COVID-19): Tips for Dementia Caregivers
WATCH OUT FOR SCAMS
Please ignore any individual or organization claiming to be able to provide a vaccine in exchange for payment. No vaccine distributors will ask you for Social Security, credit card, or bank account information. The vaccine is completely free, regardless of whether you have health insurance. If you suspect any fraudulent activity relating to COVID-19, please call the Brooklyn District Attorney’s Action Center Hotline at 718-250-2340.449
For the latest New York City information call 311 or see the NYC Department of Health website. The page is available in multiple languages.