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COVID-19 Vaccine Walk-In Spots and New Guidance

Apr 27, 2021
blue whale with bandaid at american museum of natural history

New York has been making great progress in fighting the COVID-19 pandemic. COVID-19 vaccines are becoming more and more available around New York City, and new guidance has been issued for those who are fully vaccinated. 

As of Friday, April 23, the City is allowing anyone ages 16 and older to walk in to a City-run vaccine site and get vaccinated. All City-run sites are also no longer enforcing geographic restrictions – each site is open to all New Yorkers. Click here to find vaccine sites – including the newly opened vaccine site at the American Museum of Natural History (AMNH). The AMNH site, which can administer up to 1,000 doses a day, is open for walk-ins for adults ages 18 and older on Fridays through Tuesdays from 8:00am – 6:00pm. Any New Yorker who gets a vaccine at AMNH will receive a voucher for themselves and three guests to return for a free visit to the museum!

Additionally, Governor Cuomo has announced that beginning Thursday, April 29, all New York State-run vaccine sites will be accepting walk-ins for New Yorkers ages 16 and older. Find your closest State-run site here. Governor Cuomo has also announced five new pop-up vaccination sites that will accept walk-ins for New York City bodega, grocery store and supermarket workers. These sites, located across all five boroughs are open to all eligible New Yorkers, but only bodega, grocery store and supermarket workers with proof of employment can walk in to get vaccinated. Find the list of pop-up sites here.

The CDC has announced new COVID-19 guidance that New York has adopted. Fully vaccinated individuals can conduct outdoor activities or gather outdoors without wearing a mask, except in certain crowded settings and venues. Read more about the guidance here. And, if you sign up for a Vaccine Excelsior pass, the pass will be valid for six months.  

Photo credit: New York Post | Dennis Finnin