COVID-19 & VACCINATION INFORMATION
May 2022: The COVID-19 Alert Level in NYC is now orange/high alert.
COVID-19 is still a major health concern.
We encourage you to:
Stay up to date with vaccines and boosters.
Consider wearing a face mask in public indoor settings,
especially if you or your family members are at increased risk for
severe COVID-19. (New York Memory Center still requires
vaccines & masks for all attending our programs.)
Get tested if you are exposed to someone with COVID-19 or develop symptoms.
Contact a health care provider if you test positive; treatment can prevent severe COVID-19.
Stay home if sick.
Wash hands often.
Everyone 5+ 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. J&J boosters are available for anyone who had 1 shot of the J&J vaccine. (See details here)
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 immunocompromised 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.
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.