The vaccination site at Citi Field is now accepting walk-in appointments; Photo: Michael Appleton/Mayoral Photography Office on Flickr
New Yorkers aged 50 years and older can now get vaccinated without an appointment, Mayor Bill de Blasio announced Saturday. Previously, these no-appointment slots were set aside for those 75 years old and above. The walk-up shots are currently available at 31 city-run sites; pharmacies and mass vaccination sites run by the state still require advance registration. On Wednesday, Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced walk-in vaccinations would be open to those aged 60+ at 16 state-run sites starting Friday, April 23.
“Our priority for the next few months is clear: we need to vaccinate as many New Yorkers as possible,” said Mayor Bill de Blasio. “By making it easier for New Yorkers 50 and older to get vaccinated, we are on our way to fully vaccinating five million New Yorkers by June.”
The following city-run sites do not require an appointment for those aged 50 and older:
Bronx Co-Op City Dreiser Community Center
Northeast Bronx YMCA (Edenwald)
South Bronx Educational Campus
West Bronx Gymnasium
Lehman College – Apex Center
Bathgate Contract Postal Station
Coney Island YMCA
Teachers Prep High School
Bushwick Educational Campus
Event Space at City Point
Brooklyn Army Terminal
NFL Experience Times Square
Abyssinian Baptist Church
Fulton Senior Community Center / Hudson Guild
Modell’s – Queens Center Mall
Korean Community Services
Beach Channel Educational Campus
Long Island City Vaccine Site (Plaxall)
Queens Public Library – Flushing Library
Queens Public Library – Ozone
Former Babies R Us – Staten Island Mall
Ocean Breeze Athletic Complex
St. Thomas St. Joseph’s School
The following state-run sites are located in NYC and do not require an appointment for those aged 60 and older:
Medgar Evers College (Brooklyn residents only)
York College (Queens residents only)
Use the city’s vaccine finder website here to locate a vaccination site closest to you and book an appointment. You can also call 1-877-VAX-4-NYC. For state-run hubs, make an appointment here or call the state’s hotline at 1-833-NYS-4-VAX. See the full list of state-run vaccine sites here.
The expansion of walk-in only appointments comes as New York City is seeing an increase in supply. According to the volunteer-run website NYC Vaccine List, nearly 40,000 appointments are currently available across New York as of Wednesday.
De Blasio said the goal is to fully vaccinate five million New Yorkers by June. On Friday, the city set a new record of 106,528 vaccinations in a single day. The total doses administered in the city hit 5,890,423 on Wednesday.
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Editor’s note 4/21/21: This post has been updated with new information about walk-in vaccinations at state-run sites.