COVID-19 vaccine: J&J, PFIZER and MODERNA
Make an appointment or walk-in for the Primary series or the Booster.
Emergency use authorizations for all vaccines.
Do I need the Covid-19 vaccine?
Currently, all NYS healthcare and city employees need to be vaccinated.
How much natural immunity protects against repeat infection is a topic of evolving data. Current recommendations are to get vaccinated around 90 days of recovering from a Covid infection.
Covid Vaccine Updates
3rd Dose vs Booster
Pfizer and Moderna vaccines have been cleared to be given to those who are immuno-compromised.
A third dose of the mRNA COVID-19 vaccines (Pfizer or Moderna) is like the first two doses. It can help protect people with weakened immune systems who did not have a strong enough response to the first two doses of one of the mRNA vaccines. Such people can get a third dose as soon as 28 days after a second dose. The FDA has authorized, and the CDC recommends, that those with certain medical conditions that suppress the immune system get a third dose of the same brand of COVID-19 vaccine that they initially received.
Fully vaccinated people who received certain vaccines are starting to have reduced protection against COVID.
A COVID booster shot is an additional dose of a vaccine given after the protection provided by the original shot(s) has begun to decrease over time. Typically, you would get a booster after the immunity from the initial dose(s) naturally starts to wane. The booster is designed to help people maintain their level of immunity for longer. Currently, the eligible would be those who originally received the Pfizer vaccine plus:
- 65 years and older
- Age 18+ who
- live in long-term care settings
- have underlying medical conditions
- work in high-risk settings
- live in high-risk settings
Recommendations regarding Moderna and J&J recipients is pending at this time.