Public Health

Where & How To Get A COVID-19 Vaccine In New York City?

Mira Research Team25 Mar 2021

Quick Digest:

  • New York is currently in phase 1b of vaccination, which allows several groups to get vaccinated. Some of these groups include health care workers, individuals over the age of 65, public transit workers, and in-person educators.
  • The vaccine is currently being administered at hospitals, vaccine centers, some urgent care clinics, doctor's offices, and other sites. You can find a vaccination site near you using NYC Vaccine Finder.

What you need to know about the COVID-19 vaccine in NYC

Pfizer/ BioNTech, Johnson & Johnson, and Moderna produced COVID-19 vaccines that were both granted FDA emergency use authorization. Below we highlight important information about the COVID-19 vaccines: 

  • In large-scale clinical trials, both vaccines were over 94% effective in preventing COVID-19.
  • Both Pfizer and Moderna made the vaccines using mRNA; this type of vaccine CANNOT give you COVID-19 and will not alter your DNA.
  • Both vaccines require two doses to create a robust immune response. The Pfizer doses must be administered 21 days apart and Moderna doses must be administered 28 days apart.
  • It is important that the second dose you get is the same brand as the first dose.
  • Vaccines become fully effective about 10 days after the second dose; however, it is still highly important to continue social distancing and mask-wearing even after being vaccinated. There are different types of vaccines that help to prevent infection. The COVID-19 vaccines are being developed so that our bodies develop immunity to coronavirus without actually getting the virus and risking illness.

Here's where you can receive a COVID-19 vaccine in NYC

You can also use New York City's Vaccine Finder to find a vaccination site near you.

The following vaccination hubs, community health centers, primary care offices, urgent cares, and Hospital-Based Health Centers are now offering appointments to receive the COVID-19 vaccine for individuals who qualify:

Vaccine Hubs/ Community Health Centers

NYC Vaccine Hub - Bushwick Educational Campus - 400 Irving Avenue, Brooklyn, 11237

(877) 829-4692

Appointment required

COVID vaccine offered: Moderna

Charles B Wang Community Health Center
Community Health Center/Clinic

268 Canal Street, Manhattan, 10013

Appointment required

COVID vaccine offered: Moderna

Sun River Health Inwood - 1545 Inwood Ave, Bronx, 10452

(845) 288-0850

Appointment required

COVID vaccine offered: Moderna

NYC Vaccine Hub - Hillcrest High School - 160-05 Highland Avenue, Queens, 11432

(877) 829-4692

Appointment required

COVID vaccine offered: Moderna

NYC Vaccine Hub - South Bronx Educational Campus - 701 St Anns Avenue, Bronx, 10455

(877) 829-4692

Appointment required

COVID vaccine offered: Moderna

NYC Vaccine Hub - Marta Valle Secondary School ADA compliant icon
Community Health Center/Clinic 145 Stanton Street, Manhattan, 10002

(877) 829-4692

Appointment required

Essential workers prioritized

COVID vaccine offered: Moderna

ODA Primary Healthcare Network - 74 Wallabout Street, Brooklyn, 11249

(718) 260-4600

Appointment required

COVID vaccine offered: Moderna

Call for appointment

NYC Health Dept. - Downtown Clinic - 125 Worth Street, Manhattan, 10013

(877) 829-4692

Appointment required

COVID vaccine offered: Moderna

Schedule appointment

Ryan Health - Chelsea Clinton Community Health Center - 645 10 Avenue, Manhattan, 10036

Appointment required

COVID vaccine offered: Moderna

Gotham Health, Vanderbilt - 165 Vanderbilt Avenue, 2nd Floor, Staten Island, 10304

Appointment required

COVID vaccine offered: Moderna

Schedule appointment

Gotham Health, Morrisania - 1225 GERARD AVENUE, 2ND FL RM 2B01, Bronx, 10452

Appointment required

COVID vaccine offered: Moderna

Schedule appointment

Beacon Christian Community Health Center - 2079 Forest Avenue, Staten Island, 10303

Appointment required

COVID vaccine offered: Moderna

Urgent Care Centers

Statcare - Jamaica - 90-18 Sutphin Boulevard, Queens, 11435 

(917) 310-3371 

Appointment required 

COVID vaccine offered: Moderna

Statcare - JH - 80-10 Northern Boulevard, ground floor, Queens, 11372

(718) 429-2800

Appointment required

COVID vaccine offered: Moderna

Statcare - Bartow - 2063A Bartow Avenue, Bronx, 10475

(917) 310-3371

Appointment required

COVID vaccine offered: Moderna

Statcare - 174th St - 932 East 174 Street, Bronx, 10460

(855) 936-7362

Appointment required

COVID vaccine offered: Moderna

Statcare - Astoria - 37-15 23 Avenue, Queens, 11105

(855) 936-7362

Appointment required

COVID vaccine offered: Moderna

Statcare - Brooklyn - 341 Eastern Parkway, Brooklyn, 11216

(855) 936-7362

Appointment required

COVID vaccine offered: Moderna

Hospital-Based Health Centers

Gotham Health, Gouverneur - 227 Madison Street, Manhattan, 10002

Appointment required

COVID vaccine offered: Moderna

Gotham Health, Cumberland - 100 North Portland Avenue, Brooklyn, 11205

Appointment required

COVID vaccine offered: Moderna

Gotham Health, East New York - 2094 Pitkin Avenue, Brooklyn, 11207

Appointment required

COVID vaccine offered: Moderna

Schedule appointment

Gotham Health, Belvis - 545 East 142 Street, Bronx, 10454

Appointment required

COVID vaccine offered: Moderna

Primary Care Centers

RendrCare: Helen Chen - 136-36 39th Ave, 5 FL, Queens, 11354

(646) 601-6229

Appointment required

COVID vaccine offered: Moderna

Call for appointment

RendrCare: Hong Jia Medical - 4235 Main St, #3K, Queens, 11355

(646) 601-6229

Appointment required

COVID vaccine offered: Moderna

RendrCare: Primary Care Medicine Associates - 38-08 Union St, 3L, Queens, 11354

(646) 601-6229

Appointment required

COVID vaccine offered: Moderna

Call for appointment

RendrCare: Metro True Care Medical - 8686 Bay Pkwy, Suite M1, Brooklyn, 11214 

(646) 601-6229 

Appointment required 

COVID vaccine offered: Moderna

RendrCare: Chinatown Medical Physician - 86 Bowery, 4 Floor, Manhattan, 10013

(646) 601-6229

Appointment required

COVID vaccine offered: Moderna

RendrCare: Metro True Care Medical - 139 Centre St, #709, Manhattan, 10013

(646) 601-6229

Appointment required

COVID vaccine offered: Moderna

Call for appointment

RendrCare: Janlian Medical Group - 833 58th Street, Brooklyn, 11220

(646) 601-6229

Appointment required

COVID vaccine offered: Moderna

Apicha Primary Care Clinic

400 Broadway, Manhattan, 10013

(646) 975-6760

Appointment required

COVID vaccine offered: Moderna

*You can sign up online or call to inquire about an appointment for the Covid-19 vaccine. 

The COVID-19 vaccine is available in NYC for eligible individuals in Phase 1a and 1b 

The Covid-19 vaccine is available for those who are: 

  • Older adults (ages 65+)
  • Grocery workers
  • First Responders and Support Staff for First Responder Agencies
  • Corrections employees
  • P-12 Schools, College, Child Care, and Early Intervention
  • Public transit
  • People working or living in homeless shelters
  • Other Residential Programs and Supportive Housing

Read more about vaccine eligibility here.

How much will the COVID-19 vaccine cost in NYC?

The U.S. government recently bought several hundred million doses of both COVID-19 vaccines. The CDC recently announced that nobody will have to pay for the cost of a vaccine that way purchased by the government using taxpayer dollars. 

However, it is possible to be charged for the administration of the vaccine if you are vaccinated at a private doctor’s office or pharmacy. Our research team estimates that vaccine administration can cost between $16 and $29 per dose. 

After the pandemic is over and the government no longer purchases vaccines, people may have to pay between $25 and $58 for a COVID-19 vaccination. But for now, you should not have to worry about paying for the cost of the vaccine. If you do not have insurance and you are worried about potential administrative fees, call your testing center in advance to inquire. 

Sources: 

https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/vaccines/different-vaccines/mrna.html

https://www1.nyc.gov/site/doh/covid/covid-19-vaccines.page

https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/vaccines/different-vaccines/how-they-work.html

https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/vaccines/faq.html

https://gothamist.com/news/cuomo-says-new-york-get-170k-doses-covid-vaccine-dec-15th

https://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/imz-managers/downloads/COVID-19-Vaccination-Program-Interim_Playbook.pdf

https://abc7ny.com/health/cuomo-announces-covid-vaccine-delivery-date-for-new-yorkers/8442190/

https://abc7ny.com/nyc-covid-coronavirus-updates-update/8930528/

https://www.silive.com/coronavirus/2021/01/how-many-covid-vaccines-have-been-distributed-in-ny-check-out-the-state-tracker.html

Millennials are leaving health insurance carriers to join the new "CostCo" of healthcare.

"My insurance premiums went up 30% this year. My husband and I switched to Mira and never looked back," said Danna - Brooklyn, NYC