Where & How To Get A COVID-19 Vaccine In Downtown Manhattan?

Mira Research Team
Mira Research Team25 Mar 2021

Quick Digest: 

  • New York is currently in expanded phase 1b of vaccine distribution. Accordingly, healthcare workers, long-term care residents, individuals 65 and older, essential workers, first-responders, teachers, and corrections officers/inmates can receive the vaccine.
  • Mira’s research indicates that New York will reach herd immunity between May 9, 2021, and February 2, 2022. This aligns with previous independent research, which estimated that the pandemic will be functionally over by Q3-Q4 of 2021.


What you need to know about the COVID-19 Vaccine in Downtown Manhattan

In December 2020, the FDA granted emergency use authorization to the Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna COVID-19 vaccines. 

  • Both vaccines demonstrated over 94% effectiveness in preventing COVID-19 during clinical trials.
  • Both vaccines utilize mRNA to teach your body how to recognize and kill the coronavirus should you be exposed. Since mRNA cannot enter the nucleus of cells, these vaccines will not alter your DNA.
  • Both vaccines require two doses, spaced approximately three to four weeks apart. Immunity will take time to build once you have been vaccinated, so you should continue to take precautions and act as though you are not vaccinated. Continue to wear a mask, practice social distancing, and wash your hand with soap and water.
  • Your second dose needs to be from the same company as your first dose. In other words, if you received the Pfizer vaccine for your first dose, you need to receive the Pfizer vaccine for your second dose.

For more information on COVID myths debunked, see our article here


Here's where and how you can receive a COVID-19 vaccine in Downtown Manhattan

New York State’s website allows you to locate the nearest Covid-19 vaccination location. 

You can search using your address and zip code. From there, you can schedule the appointment once you have identified the vaccine center of your choice. Urgent care centers, health centers, pharmacies, primary care centers, and PODs are currently administering the COVID-19 vaccine in Downtown Manhattan.

Urgent Care Clinics

NYC Health Department - Downtown Clinic
125 Worth Street, Manhattan, 10013
Call for Appointment: 877-829-4692
Schedule Appointment Online:

Gotham Health, Gouverneur 
227 Madison Street, Manhattan, 10002
Schedule Appointment Online:

RendrCare: Chinatown Medical Physician
86 Bowery, 4th Floor, Manhattan, 10013
Call for Appointment: 646-601-6229

AdvantageCare Physicians - Flatiron District
21 East 22nd Street, Manhattan, 10010
Schedule Appointment Online:

NYC Health + Hospitals, Bellevue
462 1 Avenue, Manhattan, 10016
Schedule Appointment Online:

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Health Centers

Charles B Wang Community Health Center
125 Walker Street, 2nd Floor, Manhattan, 10013
Schedule Appointment Online:

Ryan Health - Nena Community Health Center
279 E 3rd Street, Manhattan, 10009
Schedule Appointment Online:


Rite Aid Store #1225
534 Hudson Street, Manhattan, 10014
Schedule Appointment Online


NYS - Javits Center
429 11th Avenue Manhattan, 10018
Schedule Appointment Online:

Primary Care Centers

Apicha Primary Care Clinic
400 Broadway, Manhattan, 10013
Call for Appointment: 646-975-6760


The COVID-19 vaccine is available in Downtown Manhattan for all who qualify in Phase 1b

New York is currently allowing people in phase 1a and 1b to get vaccinated. Although demand for the vaccine is extremely high, the current supply does not suffice for all individuals who are eligible to receive a vaccine. 

Therefore, just because you are eligible, does not mean you will be able to get vaccinated immediately. The following people are currently eligible to receive the Covid-19 vaccine in New York

Phase 1a:

  • Healthcare workers
  • Residents and staff in nursing homes in certain living facilities (e.g. nursing homes)

Phase 1b:

  • Adults ages 65 and older
  • Grocery workers
  • First responders and Support Staff for First Responder Agencies
  • Corrections
  • P-12 Schools, College, Child Care, and Early Intervention
  • Public Transit
  • Homeless Shelters (residents and workers)
  • Other Residential Programs and Supportive Housing
  • Restaurant Workers
  • Taxi and Limousine Drivers

Phase 1c tier is estimated to begin March to April 2021. Once phase 1c is in full effect, people with certain underlying health conditions and all other essential workers will be able to be vaccinated. 

Read more about NYC vaccine eligibility here.

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What do I need to bring with me to my COVID-19 vaccine appointment?

Below are several items you must bring to your appointment in order to receive your vaccine. Please note that you will only be able to receive a vaccine if you are eligible under the current phase of distribution and have an appointment. Please do not show up to a vaccination center without an appointment — walk-in vaccines will not be offered. 

  • Government-issued picture ID
  • Insurance Card
  • Mask/Face Coverings to be Worn at All Times
  • Copy of your Appointment Confirmation


When will New York reach herd immunity?

Mira’s research indicates that New York’s herd immunity date will be between May 9, 2021, and February 2, 2022. To arrive at this date, we studied CDC data on vaccine administration in New York, determining the average rate of vaccinations per day and scaling-up this rate according to the number of eligible individuals in each phase. This allowed us to see how long it would take New York to vaccinate 75% of its population — the number of people needed to reach herd immunity, wherein the pandemic will be functionally over. For more information on herd immunity, see our article here

Have questions on what you should do after you have been vaccinated? Check out our article on post-vaccination infectivity here


How much will the COVID-19 vaccine cost in Downtown Manhattan?

The U.S. government bought several hundred million doses of the COVID-19 vaccines as part of Operation Warp Speed. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recently announced that nobody will have to pay for the cost of a vaccine that was purchased by the government. 

However, it is possible to be charged for the administration of the vaccine if being vaccinated at a private doctor’s office or pharmacy. 

We estimate that if your vaccine location charges an administrative fee, it can cost between $16 and $29 per dose if you do not have insurance. 

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. 



Mira Research Team

The Mira Research team conducts original data and medical research on the most applicable topics of today and translates them into easy-to-understand articles to educate the public. Each of our articles is carefully reviewed and curated with interviews and opinions from medical experts, public health officials, and experienced administrators. The team has educational backgrounds from New York University, the University of Virginia, more.