By Andrew Martinez
New York City has announced more New Yorkers are now eligible for COVID-19 vaccination.
As of Feb. 15, people with underlying health conditions such as asthma, heart conditions, cancer, those who are pregnant are now eligible to receive the vaccine.
Prior to the expansion, only seniors 65 or older, essential and healthcare workers were eligible for the vaccine. NYC says the vaccine will be available to all NYC residents by the summer. You can read more on who is eligible by clicking here.
Where to Get Vaccinated
Those who are eligible must make an appointment for the vaccination. Appointments can be scheduled online with participating distributors.
Locations include Rite Aid, Walgreens, and Duane Reade pharmacies, as well as healthcare centers, and hospitals throughout Brooklyn and the NYC area.
Depending on what group you may fall under there is a list of requirements to certify your eligibility.
List of Requirements for COVID Vaccine
- Underlying Conditions: New Yorkers must certify that you have said condition when scheduling your appointment. You don’t need a doctor’s note to get vaccinated.
- Employment: New Yorkers must certify that your job requires you to have in-person contact with the public or co-workers. You must also certify that your job can not be done remotely. Some form of proof is required to prove employment in NYC. You may also be required to prove residency within certain zip codes.
- Age and Residency: Seniors 65 and older are required to provide proof of age in the form of a driver’s license or birth certificate. A state issued license, letter from landlord is also required.
After receiving your first dose of the COVID vaccine, it is recommended by the CDC that you schedule an appointment 21-42 days (Pfizer) or 28-42 days (Moderna) for your second dose.
For more information on vaccination locations, how to get vaccinated, and what you will need to receive your vaccine you can visit Vaccinefinder.NYC.Gov.
And if you want to get tested, here’s where you can get a COVID test at a vending machine.