New Yorkers in Phase 1a & 1b ARE NOW eligible, those groups include the following:
Age 65 and older
A patient in a Nursing home regulated by the NYS Department of Health (DOH).
Residential program or hospital certified or operated by the NYS Office of Mental Health (OMH), Office for People With Developmental Disabilities (OPWDD), Office of Children and Family Services (OCFS), or Office of Addiction Services and Supports (OASAS).
First Responder or Support Staff for First Responder Agency (Fire, Police, Corrections, Public Safety, etc.)
P-12 school or school district faculty or staff (includes all teachers, substitute teachers, student teachers, school administrators, paraprofessional staff, and support staff including bus drivers)
In-person college faculty and instructors
Employees or Support Staff of licensed, registered, approved or legally exempt group Childcare Setting
Licensed, registered, approved or legally exempt group Childcare Provider
Public Transit Employees (bus, rail, airline, ferry, etc.)
Public-facing grocery store workers
Individual living in a homeless shelter where sleeping, bathing or eating accommodations must be shared with individuals and families who are not part of your household
Individual working (paid or unpaid) in a homeless shelter where sleeping, bathing or eating accommodations must be shared by individuals and families who are not part of the same household, in a position where there is potential for interaction with shelter residents
High-risk hospital and FQHC staff, including OMH psychiatric centers.
Health care or other high-risk essential staff who come into contact with residents/patients working in LTCFs and long-term, congregate settings overseen by OPWDD, OMH, OCFS, OTDA and OASAS, and residents in congregate living situations, overseen or funded by the OPWDD, OMH, OCFS, OTDA, and OASAS.
Certified NYS EMS provider, including but not limited to Certified First Responder, Emergency Medical Technician, Advanced Emergency Medical Technician, Emergency Medical Technician – Critical Care, Paramedic, Ambulance Emergency Vehicle Operator, or Non-Certified Ambulance Assistant.
County Coroner or Medical Examiner, or employer or contractor thereof who is exposed to infectious material or bodily fluids.
Licensed funeral director, or owner, operator, employee, or contractor of a funeral firm licensed and registered in New York State, who is exposed to infectious material or bodily fluids.
The staff of urgent care providers.
The staff who administer COVID-19 vaccines.
All Outpatient/Ambulatory front-line, high-risk health care workers of any age who provide direct in-person patient care, or other staff in a position in which they have direct contact with patients (i.e., intake staff).
All front-line, high-risk public health workers who have direct contact with patients, including those conducting COVID-19 tests, handling COVID-19 specimens, and COVID-19 vaccinations.
Home care workers and aides, hospice workers, personal care aides, and consumer-directed personal care workers.
Staff and residents of nursing homes, skilled nursing facilities, and adult care facilities.
For more details about the eligible groups, check here.
Find A NYC Vaccination Center Near You And Schedule Your Visit
The NYC COVID-19 Vaccination Finder is designed to facilitate the process for New Yorkers to find convenient provider locations administering COVID-19 vaccines and schedule appointments for vaccination. Prior to receiving the vaccination, you must complete the New York State COVID-19 Vaccine Form. This form can be completed online and you will receive a submission ID, or you can fill out the form at your vaccination site. Individuals being vaccinated must bring proof of eligibility to the vaccination site. This may include an employee ID card, a letter from an employer or affiliated organization, or a pay stub, depending on the specific priority status.