COVID-19 vaccinations

COVID-19 Vaccinations in New York

New York’s vaccination programme is moving at a fast pace. All New Yorkers aged 16 and older are now able to get vaccinated and, as of May 10, 60% of adult New Yorkers have now completed at least one vaccine dose. All TLC licensees are eligible for the COVID-19 vaccination in New York City, so we’ve put together the latest information so you can find a vaccine center near you. 

Following the announcement back in February that all TLC drivers are eligible for the vaccine, we asked drivers who use the INSHUR app if they had been to get their vaccination during February. Of the drivers we polled, 69% responded that while they want to get the vaccine, they hadn’t yet had it. If you still haven’t been able to visit a vaccination center, scroll to find the most convenient center for you.

Our poll results at a glance:

“Have you had your COVID-19 vaccine?”

12% said “Yes, I have had my vaccine”

9% said “No, but my appointment is booked”

69% said “Not yet, but I do want the vaccine”

10% said “I’m choosing not to have the vaccine”

Please be aware that the information in this blog was correct at the time of writing on May 5.

Where you can get your vaccine

TLC drivers have many sites that they can visit to receive their COVID-19 vaccination. All New Yorkers aged 16 and older are now eligible for the vaccine, so head to any of the sites below to get immunised.

The Johnson & Johnson single-dose vaccine is available to eligible New Yorkers at the Yankee Stadium, Javits Center and New York State Fair. (Be aware that, while the use of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine was briefly paused, it is being used again as of April 24). These mass vaccination sites are now open overnight, an ideal option for drivers who are busy during the day.

The jointly run New York State/New York City Yankee Stadium Site opened on March 4 and offers appointments between 8pm and 7am. The Javits Center site opened on March 5 and has appointments between 9pm and 6am, while the State Fair site, which opened on the same day, is taking appointments between 10pm and 6am.

On March 29, Governor Andrew M. Cuomo announced a new vaccination site opening at Ruckland Community College on April 1. This is in addition to the 16 community-based pop-up vaccination sites which came online between March 18 and March 25. These sites are based in churches, public housing developments and community centers and are expected to vaccinate more than 4,500 people each week. Keep scrolling for the addresses of these 16 vaccination sites.

The six community-based vaccination sites that were established through a partnership with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) continue to offer vaccination appointments. The Medgar Evers College vaccination center in Brooklyn and the York College center in Queens both opened on February 24 and are taking appointments from 8am to 8pm daily. Sites in Buffalo, Rochester, Albany and Yonkers also opened on March 3 and are taking appointments. Keep scrolling for the addresses of these centers and the eligible zip codes for each location.

To find other vaccination centers that are convenient for where you live, you can utilize the NYC COVID-19 Vaccine Finder.

Booking and attending your appointment

Bronx residents can make a vaccination appointment at the Yankee Stadium by visiting Somosvaccinations.com or calling 1-833-SomosNY. Vaccinations at all other sites can be scheduled on New York’s ‘Am I Eligible’ website or by calling the state’s COVID-19 Vaccination Hotline on 1-833-NYS-4-VAX (1-833-697-4829). Please be aware that it is still not advised to show up at a vaccination center without an appointment.

Support available to TLC drivers

If you’re needing some support during the pandemic, TLC licensees can use the NYC Driver Resource Center and book an appointment for assistance. The Driver Resource Center offers support in a number of areas, including financial counseling, legal services and driver protection services. You can also find useful free City resources here, such as health care insurance, mental health resources, and more.

For the latest COVID-19 guidance from the Department of Health and relevant resources from the City, visit nyc.gov/coronavirus.

Community vaccination centers

Information and eligible zip codes for the six FEMA community-based vaccination sites:

 

Brooklyn: Medgar Evers College

231 Crown Street 

Brooklyn, NY 11225

Hours: 8 am – 8 pm beginning February 24

Eligible Zip Codes: 11206, 11221, 11216, 11238, 11225, 11213, 11233, 11207, 11208, 11236, 11212, 11203, 11226, 11210 

 

Queens: York College – Physical Education Building 

160-02 Liberty Avenue

Jamaica, NY 11451

Hours: 8 am – 8 pm beginning February 24

Eligible Zip Codes: 11418, 11419, 11420, 11435, 11436, 11439, 11432, 11433, 11434, 11423, 11412, 11413, 11427, 11428, 11429, 11411, 11422, 11691, 11692, 11693

 

Buffalo: Delavan Grider Community Center

877 East Delavan Avenue 

Buffalo, NY

Eligible Zip Codes: 14209, 14201, 14208, 14213, 14211, 14215, 14214, 14204, 14222, 14212 

 

Rochester: Former Kodak Hawkeye Parking Lot

1345 St. Paul Street 

Rochester, NY 

Eligible Zip Codes: 14605, 14613, 14611, 14608, 14621, 14619, 14606, 14615, 14614, 14609, 14604, 14603 

 

Yonkers and Mount Vernon: New York National Guard Armory 

2 Quincy Place

Yonkers, NY 

Eligible Zip Codes: 10705, 10701, 10550, 10553, 10704, 10703, 10552 

 

Albany, Schenectady, Troy: Washington Avenue Armory 

195 Washington Avenue

Albany, NY 

Eligible Zip Codes: 12202, 12206, 12210, 12209, 12207, 12222, 12180, 12307, 12308, 12305, 12304

 

Addresses for the 16 new community-based pop-up vaccination sites:

 

NEW YORK CITY

 

Mount Neboh Baptist Church

1883 Adam Clayton Powell Jr Boulevard

New York, NY 10026

Open: Thursday March 18th-Friday March 19th, 9AM-5PM

 

St. Philips Baptist Church

77 Bennett Street

Staten Island, NY 10302

Open: Tuesday, March 23, 10AM – 6PM

 

Aliento de Vida Church 

103-12 Roosevelt Avenue

Corona, NY 11368

Open: Saturday, March 20, 9AM – 5PM

 

Walker Memorial Baptist Church

120 East 169th Street

Bronx, NY 10452

Open: Saturday, March 20, 9AM – 5PM

 

Mt. Ararat Baptist Church

425 Howard Avenue

Brooklyn, NY 11233

Open: Friday, March 19, 9AM – 5PM

 

NYCHA Laguardia

200 Madison Street

Manhattan, NY 10002

Open: Friday, March 19, 9AM – 5PM

 

NYCHA Meltzer

189 Allen Street

Manhattan, NY 10002

Open: Saturday, March 20, 9AM – 5PM

 

NYCHA Bethune

1970 Amsterdam Avenue

Manhattan, NY 10032

Open: Thursday, March 18, 9AM – 5PM

 

LONG ISLAND

 

Congregational Church of Patchogue

95 E Main Street

Patchogue, NY 11772

Open: Friday, March 19, 2PM – 6PM

 

Lakeview Public Library

1120 Woodfield Road

Rockville Centre, NY 11570

Open: Thursday, March 18, 9AM – 5PM

 

HUDSON VALLEY

 

Haverstraw Community Center

50 W. Broad Street,

Haverstraw, NY 

Open: Thursday, March 18, 9 AM – 4 PM **appointments at this site are all filled 

 

St. Thomas Episcopal Church

168 W Boston Post Road

Mamaroneck, NY 10543

Open: Saturday, March 20, 9AM – 5PM **appointments at this site are all filled 

 

CAPITAL REGION

 

Saratoga County Public Health

6012 County Farm Road

Ballston Spa, NY 12020

Open: Saturday, March 20, 9AM – 1PM **appointments at this site are all filled 

 

FINGER LAKES

 

Mt. Olive Missionary Baptist Church

70 Clark Street

Geneva, NY 14456

Open: Saturday, March 20, 11AM – 2PM

 

WESTERN NEW YORK

 

Northwest Buffalo Community Center

155 Lawn Avenue

Buffalo, NY 14207

Open: Friday, March 19, 9AM – 4PM

 

River Walk Plaza

121 Bolivar Road

Wellsville, NY 14895 

Open: Thursday, March 18, 9AM – 7PM

 

Sources

https://www.governor.ny.gov/news/governor-cuomo-announces-opening-dates-and-scheduling-information-state-fema-vaccination-sites

https://www.governor.ny.gov/news/governor-cuomo-updates-new-yorkers-state-vaccination-program-19

https://www1.nyc.gov/site/tlc/drivers/coronavirus-information.page

https://www.governor.ny.gov/news/governor-cuomo-announces-pilot-program-begin-administering-johnson-johnson-covid-19-vaccine

https://covid19vaccine.health.ny.gov/phased-distribution-vaccine

https://www.governor.ny.gov/news/governor-cuomo-announces-16-community-based-pop-vaccination-sites-coming-online-over-next-week

https://www.governor.ny.gov/news/governor-cuomo-announces-state-run-mass-vaccination-site-open