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Homebound COVID-19 Vaccine Program

NYC’s Homebound COVID-19 Vaccine Program

Vaccines are an important way to fight COVID-19. Millions of New Yorkers have received their vaccines at clinics, pharmacies, and state-run vaccination sites. In order to reach more New Yorkers, the NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (DOHMH) is administering vaccines to thousands of homebound residents.

Find out if you qualify to receive a COVID-19 vaccine at home.

To be eligible, you must:

  • Be a New York City resident
  • Be age 75 or older
  • Have a disability (you do not need to be homebound)
  • Have not received any other COVID-19 vaccine
  • Be unable to get the vaccine any other way (such as from your doctor or another program)

If you qualify, the first step is to fill out an interest form. (A caregiver, family member, or friend can fill out the form for the eligible person.)

You can also call the NYC Vaccine Hotline at 1-877-VAX-4NYC (1-877-829-4692).

If you do not qualify for in-home vaccination, it is still important to get your COVID-19 vaccine! You can find out where they are offered and make an appointment using the NYC Vaccine FinderLearn more about the benefits of the vaccine.

The COVID-19 vaccines are safe and free.

Many countries and many companies worked together to develop the COVID-19 vaccines. The different vaccines went through extensive studies and trials. The FDA and safety boards reviewed data from these trials at every stage.