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COVID Vaccine Resources

Check here for updated resources on the COVID-19 vaccine:

Please see here for the most updated vaccine information.

It is now recommended that some people who are moderately to severely immunocompromised (meaning they have a weakened immune system) receive three doses of the Pfizer or Moderna COVID-19 vaccine, rather than the standard two-dose regimen. Read more HERE. 

Read more about specific recommendations for the Pfizer COVID-19 Booster Shots HERE

DOROT volunteers are now helping with COVID-19 vaccine appointments! A team of dedicated volunteers are available to help schedule a vaccine appointment. If you are 65+ and want help with a vaccine appointment, please call DOROT's vaccine extension at 917-534-7332.

DOROT can also help fill out the NYC form to register for the in-home vaccine, for those who are unable to leave their homes. The in-home vaccine program administers the one shot Johnson & Johnson vaccine. You can find the form HERE.

All New Yorkers can now visit a number of Walk-Up COVID-19 Vaccination Sites without an appointment. See the full list of sites HERE. 

Resources for Making a COVID-19 Vaccine Appointment

When making an appointment, you can expect to have varied wait times and success at different times of the day – try to be patient!

  • Local & State Government Vaccine Resources: Make a vaccine appointment and learn more about vaccine sites in New York.
    • By Phone:
      • Call 311.
      • The NYC Vaccine Reservation Center at 1-877-829-4692 (1-877-VAX-4NYC).
      • NYS COVID-19 Vaccination Hotline at 1-833-697-4829 (1-833-NYS-4-VAX) for information and scheduling appointments at NYS locations. 
    • Online:
      • For an overview and updates on NYC’s COVID-19 Vaccine roll-out, CLICK HERE.
      • To find your nearest vaccination site using the NYC Vaccine Finder, CLICK HERE.
      • If you are homebound and need to register for a vaccine to be administered at home in NYC, you can fill out the form HERE. 
  • Additional Resources:
    • Contact your doctor to inquire about appointments. If affiliated with certain hospitals, it may be possible to get a vaccine through their office.
    • In an effort to provide any information that may help in making a vaccine appointment, we also want to share NYC Vaccine List, a new volunteer-run website that pulls vaccine appointment information from both the New York state and local websites. It clearly displays which vaccination sites currently have available appointments and which are filled to capacity. It’s important to refresh the page every few minutes to ensure you are getting updated information as it becomes available. To access the NYC Vaccine List website CLICK HERE.

Before you visit a vaccination site, keep the following tips in mind:

  • Reschedule your appointment if you are not feeling well on the day of your appointment.

  • Wear a face mask to your appointment. You will not be allowed into the site without one.

What to expect after you get the vaccine:

When You’ve Been Fully Vaccinated:

COVID-19 vaccines are effective at protecting you from getting sick. Based on what we know about COVID-19 vaccines, people who have been fully vaccinated can start to do some things that they had stopped doing because of the pandemic.

If you’ve been fully vaccinated, you can:

  • Gather indoors with fully vaccinated people without wearing a mask.
  • Gather indoors with unvaccinated people from one other household without masks, unless any of those people or anyone they live with is at increased risk for severe illness from COVID-19.
  • Please refer to the CDC guidelines for more about what you can do after you have been fully vaccinated.


This information was pulled together from publicly available resources and sources. DOROT  is not a medical expert and does not seek to make a determination as to the best course of action for any individual.