Vaccination

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Eligibility

Everyone 5 years or older who reside, work, or study in New York State are eligible for the vaccine. Note that only the Pfizer vaccine is currently approved for administration in individuals under 18 years of age. 

Everyone ages 18 years and older who is fully vaccinated is eligible to receive a booster shot.

Appointments

Use vaccinefinder.org to search by zip code for places to get the vaccine and booster shots, including pharmacies and grocery stores. 

Transportation Assistance

United Way of Westchester and Putnam is offering free Lyft rides (up to $25 each direction) to vaccine appointments for individuals who are not receiving Medicaid assistance. After you schedule your vaccine appointment, apply for your free ride to and from the vaccine clinics online at uwwp.org/vaccine-rides. After completing the registration form, you will be emailed a unique code that will discount rides up to $25 in each direction. You must have access to a smartphone in order to schedule the Lyft ride. Lyft is available in English, Spanish, French, and Portuguese.  For more information on this program, see the flyer in English or Spanish.

New Website Available for Parents and Guardians with Ready-Made Resources to Educate School-Aged New Yorkers and Their Families About the COVID-19 Vaccine

 A new, dedicated website at ny.gov/vaxtoschool  is now available with critical resources and materials for parents and guardians of school-aged New Yorkers and school communities. The new site includes information, and an FAQ for parents and guardians, as well as a multitude of ready-made signage for school leaders to support #VaxtoSchool education and operations in their local communities on the ground. 

Additionally, the State has launched a new Instagram channel, @VaccinateNY, to educate school-aged New Yorkers and their families about the COVID-19 vaccine directly. The new social media page will provide approachable, interactive content through easy-to-understand vaccine information, prospective content partnerships, #VaxtoSchool social media design contests, and quick video explainers, ensuring that no stone is left unturned in our effort to provide all New Yorkers with the facts about the COVID-19 vaccine.  

Vaccine Overview 

Vaccinations for COVID-19 are safe and effective, and they are offered free of charge. Each state is responsible for establishing distribution standards. New Rochelle is following the guidelines and direction of New York State health authorities and strongly encourages residents to get vaccinated. Find the latest information on New York State's website.

Beware of COVID-19 Vaccine Scams

The Westchester County Consumer Affairs Department warns residents to not fall prey to vaccine scams. Beware of COVID-19 Vaccine Scams