New Yorkers age 50 and older can now walk into any of nearly three dozen city-run sites and get vaccinated without an appointment.
Previously, the option was only reserved for New Yorkers age 75 and older, but Mayor Bill de Blasio recently expanded the program and added more sites.
No advance scheduling is required. All qualifying New Yorkers have to do is show proof of age upon arrival at the site.
The mayor said the following sites are now welcoming walk-ins:
- Bronx Co-Op City Dreiser Community Center
- Northeast Bronx YMCA (Edenwald)
- South Bronx Educational Campus
- West Bronx Gymnasium
- Lehman College - Apex Center
- Bathgate Contract Postal Station
- Coney Island YMCA
- Teachers Prep High School
- Starrett City
- Flatbush YMCA
- Bushwick Educational Campus
- Event Space at City Point
- Brooklyn Army Terminal
- Ford Foundation
- NFL Experience Times Square
- Yeshiva University
- City College
- Essex Crossing
- Abyssinian Baptist Church
- Fulton Senior Community Center / Hudson Guild
- Modell's - Queens Center Mall
- Korean Community Services
- Beach Channel Educational Campus
- Long Island City Vaccine Site (Plaxall)
- Queens Public Library - Flushing Library
- Queens Public Library - Ozone
- Former Babies R Us - Staten Island Mall
- Ocean Breeze Athletic Complex
- Empire Outlets
- St. Thomas St. Joseph's School
Not sure how the process works? Check out our handy tri-state vaccine site finder and FAQs here
New York City and New Jersey Vaccine Providers
Click on each provider to find more information on scheduling appointments for the COVID-19 Vaccine.
Data: City of New York, State of New Jersey • Nina Lin / NBC
The city offers free transportation to and from vaccine sites for adults who are older than 65 or have an ambulatory, visual, intellectual, or developmental disability. To reserve transportation, including ambulette and cab options, call 877-VAX-4-NYC. An operator will walk through eligibility and provide other options over the phone based on the caller's need, the city says.
De Blasio has said he could be open to expanding the walk-in option to younger New Yorkers as well, though that will be contingent on more supply. It's still possible the option could expand at some point in the coming weeks.
New York state expanded vaccine access to all New Yorkers age 16 and older earlier this month, an influx that caused major headaches for those needing to schedule appointments. New Jersey made its universal push on Monday, the deadline President Joe Biden previously set for all U.S. states to do the same.