All adults in the U.S. are now eligible for the COVID-19 vaccine and vaccines are widely available. Some adults are now eligible under New York State criteria to receive a booster shot, as well. We strongly urge everyone in the NYU community to seek a vaccine where available. You are not required to get vaccinated on campus.

Updated: October 5

When to Get Vaccinated

Please consider the following guidelines when scheduling your vaccine appointment.

  • You can not get vaccinated if you currently have COVID-19. You should wait until you meet the criteria to end home isolation before getting vaccinated.
    This guidance also applies to people who get COVID-19 before receiving their second vaccine dose.
  • In some locations, you can not get vaccinated if the results for your most recent COVID-19 test are still pending. Please coordinate the timing of your appointment to ensure you will not have pending test results.
  • If you have had a severe or immediate allergic reaction (e.g., anaphylaxis) to another vaccine you should talk to your healthcare provider about whether or not the COVID-19 vaccine is right for you.

Walk-up Vaccinations

New Yorkers can walk into most City-run sites and State-run sites to be vaccinated without an appointment. There are also mobile vaccination centers in select locations. 

Vaccinations at Home

Anyone living in the five boroughs can register to be contacted by the City to schedule an in-home vaccine.

Where to Search for Appointments

We strongly urge you to get vaccinated anywhere a vaccination appointment is available.

If you need accessibility accommodations, check NYC Vaccine Finder for accessible sites as noted by a physical accessibility icon next to the address. (The omission of a symbol does not mean the site is inaccessible, but that the data is not available at the moment.) Review the full list of NYC COVID-19 resources for individuals with disabilities.


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