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Here's How to Get a Vaccine in the Diocese of New York

Updated: Apr 27

All New Yorkers ages 16 and up are now eligible for a COVID-19 vaccine, but policies and accessibility differ from location to location. Below you'll find a roundup of information and resources about getting a vaccine in the ten counties of the Diocese of New York. If you have information, corrections, or resources that might be useful to share with our network, please contact SK Doyle, Associate Director of Programs and Volunteers.


As a reminder, the COVID-19 vaccine is always free, regardless of insurance or citizenship status. If you are billed for a COVID-19 vaccine, contact the facility sending the bill and/or lodge a complaint with the HHS Office of Inspector General Hotline here.


New York State (general)


NEW: All those 16+ are eligible for a walk-in appointment at state-run AND city-run vaccination sites. You can find a list of sites offering this service here. See below for walk-in eligibility by city-run sites.


NYC Vaccine List, a volunteer-led database, checks availability at locations primarily in New York City, but also throughout the state. They include pharmacy availability and can be filtered by map view.


VaccineFinder.org may also be a useful resource but is not New York-specific.


Veterans are able to receive vaccines, including via home visit, via the VA. Signups and information are available here.


New York City (Manhattan, Bronx & Staten Island)

Beginning April 23rd, walk-in appointments are available at city-run sites for all those 16+ who live or work in New York City. You can find a full list of locations offering this service here.


Vaccines at city-run sites are available via the NYC Vaccine Finder tool here.


The Vax4NYC Vaccine Hub is also a great resource for quickly making vaccine appointments.


NEW SITE: The American Museum of Natural History will begin offering vaccines, including by walk-up, on April 23rd. Appointments, when they are available, can be found via the NYC Vaccine Finder tool here.


Westchester County

Westchester County Executive Latimer is offering senior and disabled citizens who are not registered with ParaTransit free transportation to vaccine appointments. Call ParaTransit reservations at 914.995.7272 24 hours prior to your vaccination date. For more information, send an email to Evan Latainer, Director of the Office for People with Disabilities, at ehl2@westchestergov.com.


You can view a rough allocation of vaccines to Westchester County vaccination sites here.


First dose COVID-19 vaccination appointments are available at Westchester Community College in Valhalla. You can view appointments and more information here.


Rockland County

Rockland County vaccine appointments are available by appointment or walk-up here.


Rockland seniors ages 60+ can sign up for the Senior COVID-19 Vaccine Waitlist by calling the Rockland County Office for the Aging at 845.364.2110 Monday-Friday, 8 am - 5 pm. You can also sign up here.


You can view a rough allocation of vaccines to Rockland County vaccination sites by vaccine type here.


Westchester Medical Center Health Network (WMC Health) is serving as the coordinator for the Hudson Valley Region Hub of New York State's Regional Vaccine Network. You can find information and appointments for Rockland, Orange, and Sullivan Counties via their site here.


Orange County

Orange County vaccines are able to be viewed here. Some, but not all, sites listed are New York State-run sites and therefore offer walk-in appointments. Check the requirements for each site before you sign up.


Westchester Medical Center Health Network (WMC Health) is serving as the coordinator for the Hudson Valley Region Hub of New York State's Regional Vaccine Network. You can find information and appointments for Rockland, Orange, and Sullivan Counties via their site here.


Putnam County

The Putnam County Department of Health is offering vaccines at specific locations. You can find these, as well as offerings from other vaccine sites, on the Putnam County DOH Vaccine page here.


Dutchess County

Dutchess County Public Transit (DCPT) provides free transportation to the county's fixed Point of Dispensing (POD) vaccination sites. Simply show your appointment confirmation to the bus driver or call 845.473.8424 for more information.


Appointments are necessary, but available, at Dutchess County POD sites. Periodically, appointments are also available at community pop-up sites. You can view and register for appointments at both site types, as well as pharmacies in Dutchess County, here.


Those without Internet access can call the Dutchess County Coronavirus Information Line at 845.486.3555, Option 1, to hear weekly vaccine updates. You can then select Option 2 to speak with a representative.


Dutchess County seniors ages 60+ may call the Office for the Aging at 845.486.2555 for assistance in acquiring an appointment.


Ulster County

Ulster County Department of Health Points of Dispensing (PODs) offer appointments by appointment only. You can find these appointments here.


Ulster Area Transit (UCAT) will be offering free rides to those who have a vaccine appointment along with special curbside pickup for seniors and those with disabilities to the Hudson Valley Mall Ulster County vaccination POD. All rides must be scheduled in advance by calling 845.334.8120 Monday - Friday between 9 am and 4 pm at least 24 hours before your vaccination or on the Friday before a Monday appointment.


Those with questions about a currently scheduled appointment at a UCDOH POD or those without internet access should contact the Ulster County Recovery Service Center (RSC) at 845.443.8888.


Ulster County pharmacy appointment availability can be viewed here.


Sullivan County

Westchester Medical Center Health Network (WMC Health) is serving as the coordinator for the Hudson Valley Region Hub of New York State's Regional Vaccine Network. You can find information and appointments for Rockland, Orange, and Sullivan Counties via their site here.


You can sign up to find out when the next Sullivan County-run COVID-19 vaccine clinic is open for registration via the form on this page. You can sign up to volunteer at one such COVID-19 vaccine clinic here.


You can view the weekly allocation of Sullivan County vaccines here.