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NEW YORK – According to NYC Small Business Services, two million COVID-19 vaccine doses have been administered in New York City. It also said that the city is on its way to vaccinating five million New Yorkers by June 2021.
Although there is still a limited supply of the vaccines, New York State is establishing phases for distribution based on federal guidance. It is also working with government partners to ensure that everyone eligible has access to the vaccine.
Who is eligible?
The following New Yorkers are now eligible to get the vaccine, with the full eligibility list available on the NYC Health Department website:
- Grocery store workers, including a convenience store and bodega workers
- Restaurant and Restaurant Delivery workers
- Regional food bank workers
- Food pantry workers
- Permitted home-delivered meal program workers
- Hotel workers who have direct contact with guests
- And the full list of eligible groups is online.
How to make an appointment?
Eligible New Yorkers can find vaccination sites and make an appointment online at vaccinefinder.nyc.gov or by calling 877-VAX-4NYC (1-877-829-4692).
People who are eligible based on their employment must attest that their job requires them to have in-person contact with members of the public or with co-workers or that they are unable to work remotely.
They must also have proof of employment in New York, such as an employee ID card, a signed letter from their employer or affiliated organization, a recent pay stub (depending on specific priority status), or proof of work via an application (e.g., Uber, Lyft, DoorDash, etc.).
These documents will not be used as legal proof of your employment status, and they will not be collected. Their only purpose is to confirm eligibility for vaccination. Visit here for information about proof of eligibility.
For information about who is currently eligible and where to get the vaccine, please visit the NYC Vaccine Command Center website.