NYC Health + Hospitals offers the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine to our patients ages 6 months to 17 years. The best way to protect your child at school, around friends and at home is to get them vaccinated as soon as you can. Vaccinations are safe, effective and available in the pediatric practices of any of our hospitals.
Children ages 6 months to 4 years should receive three doses of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine. The first and second doses are separated by three weeks, and the second and third doses are separated by eight weeks.
Children ages 5 to 17 should receive two doses of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine, given three weeks apart.
If your child is 6 months to 4 years old and a NYC Health + Hospitals patient, please call your child’s pediatrician to schedule. If your child is not a NYC Health + Hospitals patient, use the City’s Vaccine Finder or call 877-VAX-4NYC (877-829-4692) to schedule an appointment at certain sites, as well as to get other vaccination assistance.
If your child is 5 to 17, you can schedule an appointment for your child’s vaccine here. You can contact one of our hospitals if you have questions about pediatric vaccine availability.
Limited walk-ins will be accepted
Booster Shots Available
At least one vaccine booster shot is now recommended for everyone 5 and older who is fully vaccinated.
NYC Health + Hospitals is also offering a second booster shot for:
All people who are 50 and older.
People who are 12 to 49 who are moderately or severely immunocompromised.
People who are 18 to 49 and received a primary and booster dose of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine.
If you are eligible, you can get your second booster shot four months after you received your first booster. The second booster must be either the Pfizer or Moderna vaccine.
If you were recently sick or tested positive for COVID-19, you can get your booster shot after your isolation period ends.
COVID-19 Third Dose Now Available for Immunocompromised Individuals – Walk-Ins Welcome
NYC Health + Hospitals is offering an additional primary series dose, (third doses) of the COVID-19 vaccine to eligible New Yorkers with certain immunocompromising conditions or who receive treatments that weaken their immune system.
You must meet the following three conditions to be eligible for a third dose of COVID-19 vaccine:
You must be 5 years of age or older.
You received two doses of either the Pfizer or Moderna vaccine at least 28 days ago.
You are considered moderately to severely immunocompromised.
For those who received a single J&J dose and are immunocompromised, a second (additional) dose using an mRNA COVID-19 vaccine at least 28 days (4 weeks) later is recommended.
City residents 65 and older can get free transportation to and from a vaccination appointment. This service is also available for those with disabilities who have no other way to get to a vaccination site. In-home vaccination information.
To schedule free transport by either ambulette or taxi (including wheelchair accessible vehicles), call 1-877-829-4692. If you are younger than 18, you must have your parent or guardian call to book the trip on your behalf.
*If your child is 6 months to 4 years old and a NYC Health + Hospitals patient, please call your child’s pediatrician to schedule. If your child is not a NYC Health + Hospitals patient, use the City’s Vaccine Finder or call 877-VAX-4NYC (877-829-4692) to schedule an appointment at certain sites, as well as to get other vaccination assistance.
You must reside in the United States to receive the vaccine.
You will need to complete the New York State COVID-19 Vaccine Form in order to get vaccinated. The State requires the provider administering the vaccine to check that you completed the form.
Before you visit us for your vaccination, also keep in mind these tips:
Bring proof of eligibility – If you are 12 years of age or older, please bring proof of your date of birth.
Alternatively, a parent or legal guardian can attest to their child’s age.
Reschedule if you are sick – You will be unable to receive the vaccine if you have active COVID-19 or a COVID-19 test result pending. You should also reschedule if you are not feeling well on the day of your appointment.
Bring your health insurance card – COVID-19 vaccines are free with no out of pocket costs to all New Yorkers regardless of insurance status. But if you have health insurance, we will bill your insurance.
Stay protected – Wear a face covering to your appointment and follow social distance guidelines.