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Masks are optional at the Center, but please do not attend

or send your loved one if they are feeling ill.

Winter 2024: COVID-19 is still around! 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 is available now and covered by Medicare. No-cost vaccines are available for people who are uninsured and regardless of immigration status. You can search for no-cost vaccine sites using the “Insurance” tab within Vaccine Finder.

  • Stay home if sick.

  • Keep washing your hands thoroughly!

Get vaccinated against Covid and the Flu!  Vaccines reduce the risk of infection and are effective at preventing severe illness, hospitalization and death. The flu vaccine is widely available at pharmacies, at no cost to older adults with Medicare.

Search for a vaccination location. Just enter your zip code and the
type of Covid vaccine you want:

NY State Vaccine Finder


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.

Veterans Administration 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 list.

Order Free At-Home Tests Four (4) free at-home COVID-19 tests are available for U.S. households through the federal government at


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


New York City Coronavirus Guidelines


New York State Department of Health: Latest Updates, What You Need To Know


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.

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