Cheat Sheet: How to Book Covid Vaccine Appointments in New York

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New York has opened up Covid vaccine eligility to anyone ages 16 years old and up! Don’t know how to go about booking your Covid vaccine appointment? Not having any luck scheduling your Covid vaccine appointment? Whenever you go to the New York State Covid vaccine registration website you keep seeing the “No Appointments Available” message. You check back again later in the day and you are greeted with the dreaded “No Appointments Available” message again. You try again the next day and still no appointment. What Now? With Covid vaccine in limited supply, it is not easy to find available vaccination appointments. It can get frustrating trying to schedule a covid vaccine appointment in New York. After all, who has time to spend all day checking for available Covid vaccine appointments? Lucky for New Yorkers, there is a shortcut in scoring that coveted Covid vaccine appointment. Below you will find tips and advice on the best way to book your Covid vaccine appointment in New York.

No Centralized New York Covid Vaccine Appointment Website

First you need to know that the scheduling system for Covid vaccines in New York is not centralized. Meaning, there is no one centralized website for you to go to for making Covid vaccine appointments in New York. In order to make your Covid vaccine appointment in New York, you need to go on many different websites to book your Coronavirus vaccine shot. You can make your Covid vaccine appointment directly at the New York state run Covid vaccine website or make an appointment directly at one of the New York Healthcare Covid vaccine websites or make an appointment directly at one of the New York pharmacy websites. In addition, if you live in New York City or work in New York City, there are two NYC Covid vaccine website hubs to schedule appointments in vaccination centers in NYC. With so many vaccine websites to keep track of, booking a Covid vaccine appointment can quickly become overwhelming and frustrating. In this article, you will find a list of links to various New York Covid vaccine websites. But before you start trying to schedule your Covid vaccine, I want to let you in on a secret on how to quickly schedule your Covid vaccination in New York without wasting a lot of time refreshing or checking the various Covid Vaccine websites for appointment availabilities. The trick is to take advantage of the New York Covid vaccine scheduling bots.

New York Covid Vaccine Bots

You are probably wondering, what exactly are New York Covid vaccine bots? These are websites created by frustrated tech savvy volunteers making the Covid vaccine appointment booking process in New York easier. Basically, these programmers created websites that uses bots to automatically check and recheck the various New York Covid vaccine websites to find out if there are any available Covid vaccine appointments. Available Covid vaccine appointments are then posted on their websites. This saves you a lot of time and frustration as you book your Covid vaccine. Instead of manually checking different Covid vaccine websites to find available Covid vaccine appointments, these Covid vaccine bots will do the checking for you to find out where the available Covid vaccine appointments are. Turbovax is a website that checks for appointments in the 53 city and state-run vaccine sites in the NYC area. It is a free service, created by Huge Ma, a software engineer frustrated with the New York Covid vaccine appointment process. NYC Vaccine List is another free website created by a group of volunteers to check for available Covid vaccine appointments in the government, healthcare and pharmacy websites.

Get New York Covid Vaccine Appointment Tweets from Vaccine Bots

In order to save you from having to constantly check the Turbovax and NYC Vaccine List websites for available appointments, you should turn on Covid vaccine appointment notifications from these vaccine bots on twitter. When you turn on post notification on twitter, you will get notified whenever these Vaccine bots find new Covid vaccine appointments in New York. Turbovax twitter handle is @turbovax and NYC Vaccine List has a volunteer that runs @nycshotslots. Follow these Covid vaccine bot twitter accounts and turn on post notification. You will get notified whenever these vaccine bots find new Covid vaccine appointments in New York. One thing you should know is that there are thousands of followers in both Turbovax and NYC Vaccine List twitter accounts. So when you receive a twitter notification from either Turbovax or NYC Vaccine List, don’t be surprised if the available Coronavirus vaccine appointments are snapped up in minutes!

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Screenshot of Turbovax showing available Covid Vaccine appointments

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Example of available appointments found by TurboVax

Screenshot of NYC Vaccine List showing available Covid Vaccine appointments

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Example of available appointments found by NYC Vaccine List

Links to Schedule Covid Vaccine Appointments in New York

New York State Covid Vaccine Registration Website

There are many New York State run mass Covid vaccination sites in New York. Below is a list of New York state-run mass Covid vaccination sites. Note that York College, Washington Avenue Armory, Medgar Evers College, Delavan Grider Community Center, York College, Former Kodak Hawkeye Parking Lot and New York National Guard Armory are restricted to local residents only. Here is the link to schedule your Covid vaccine appointment in one of these New York State-Run Vaccination Sites.

SUNY Corning Community CollegeCorning, NY
Rochester Dome ArenaHenrietta, NY
SUNY BinghamtonJohnson City, NY
SUNY OneontaOneonta, NY
Plattsburgh International AirportPlattsburgh, NY
SUNY PotsdamPotsdam, NY
State Fair Expo Center: NYS FairgroundsSyracuse, NY
SUNY Polytechnic InstituteUtica, NY
**Washington Avenue Armory – Albany, Schenectady, TroyAlbany, NY
SUNY AlbanyAlbany, NY
Suffolk CCC – BrentwoodBrentwood, NY
Bronx – Bay Eden Senior CenterBronx, NY
**Medgar Evers College – BrooklynBrooklyn, NY
**Delavan Grider Community Center – BuffaloBuffalo, NY
University at Buffalo South CampusBuffalo, NY
SUNY Old WestburyGlen Head, NY
**York College – Health and Physical Education Complex – QueensJamaica, NY
SUNY OrangeMiddletown, NY
Ulster Fairgrounds in New PaltzNew Paltz, NY
Javits CenterNew York, NY
The Conference Center Niagara FallsNiagara Falls, NY
Queensbury Aviation Mall – SearsQueensbury, NY
**Former Kodak Hawkeye Parking Lot – RochesterRochester, NY
Aqueduct RacetrackSouth Ozone Park, NY
Stony Brook – SouthamptonSouthampton, NY
SUNY Stony BrookStony Brook, NY
SUNY Rockland Community CollegeSuffern, NY
State Fair Expo Center: NYS FairgroundsSyracuse, NY
Jones Beach – Field 3Wantagh, NY
Westchester County CenterWhite Plains, NY
**New York National Guard Armory – Yonkers and Mount VernonYonkers, NY

Pharmacies that Offer Covid Vaccines in New York

Below are links to make an appointment in one of the Covid vaccine pharmacy sites in New York.

Duane Reade Pharmacies

Walgreens Pharmacies

CVS Pharmacies

Felicity Pharmacy

J&N Pharmacy

Belle Mead Pharmacy

Healthcare Networks that Offer Covid Vaccines in New York

There are several healthcare networks, hospitals, urgent care centers that offer Covid vaccine. You don’t have to be a patient to book an appointment. Below are links to New York healthcare networks that offer Covid vaccination.

Northwell Health

NYC Health + Hospitals

Refuah Health

Nassau University Medical Center

Centers Urgent Care

Montefiore

Advantage Care Physicians

Rendr Physicians

Ryan Health

Acacia Network

VIP Community Services

New York City Covid Vaccine Registration Sites

There are two Covid-19 vaccine registration sites in New York City- Somos and NYC Covid Vaccine Hub. Both of these Covid vaccine registration sites will let you make appointments at NYC high schools, community centers, places of worship, CitiField and the Yankee stadium.

New York City Covid Vaccine Hub Appointment Scheduler

The NYC Covid Vaccine Hub website is a centralized scheduling website for NYC Covid vaccine locations. The locations include the following Covid vaccination sites in NYC’s 5 boroughs. Here is the link to make a Covid vaccine appointment via NYC Covid Vaccine Hub Appointment Scheduler. Below you will find a list of locations included in the NYC Covid Vacine Hub.

Bronx Covid Vaccination Sites

Co-Op City Dreiser Community Center · Bronx High School of Science · Bathgate Contract Postal Station · Morris Academy for Collaborative Studies · South Bronx Educational Campus · Morrisania Health Center

Brooklyn Covid Vaccination Sites

Abraham Lincoln High School · Bushwick Educational Campus · Canarsie High School · Teachers Preparatory High School · Brooklyn Army Terminal · Science Skills Center High School · Bed-Stuy Restoration · Ezra Medical Center · Spring Creek Towers – Cityblock Health · Fort Greene Health Center · The NYPD Community Center · Crown Heights Health Center · Church of God of East NY · Flatbush YMCA · BMS Covid-19 Vaccination at St Paul Community BC

Manhattan Covid Vaccination Sites

City College of New York North Academic Center · East Harlem Action Health Center · Essex Crossing · Ford Foundation · Hospital for Special Surgery · NYC Administration for Children’s Services · Convent Avenue Baptist Church

Queens Covid Vaccination Sites

August Martin High School · Long Island City – 46th Road · Beach Channel Educational Campus · Hillcrest High School · Martin Van Buren High School · Citi Field · Elmhurst/Newtown High School · Corona Health Center · Rikers Island Correctional Facility · NYC Department of Health Gotham Center · Flushing Library · Korean Community Services · New Jerusalem Worship Center

Staten Island Covid Vaccination Sites

Empire Outlets · Port Richmond High School · Ocean Breeze Athletic Complex · Susan Wagner High School

Somos Covid Vaccine sites

Somos is another site to schedule your Covid vaccine in NYC. Covid vaccine appointments at the Yankee stadium are made through the Somos website as well as various NYC vaccination centers in places of worship, NYC high schools, community centers etc. Here is the link to make your Covid vaccine appointment in one of the Somos Covid vaccination sites.

Westchester County Covid Vaccine Sites

For New York state run vaccination sites in Westchester County (Westchester County Center in White Plains and New York National Guard Armory in Yonkers), make your appointment via the New York State-Run Vaccination website. Below you will find a list of additional Westchester County Covid vaccination sites. The Westchester hospitals and healthcare centers below have limited Covid vaccine supplies and they are not being monitored by TurboVax and NYC Vaccine List for available Covid vaccine appointments. While the Westchester County Center Covid vaccine site in White Plains and New York National Guard Armory Covid vaccine site in Yonkers are being monitored by the bots at TurboVax and NYC Vaccine List for available Covid vaccine appointments so you should get notified when there are available Covid vaccine appointments.

If you are looking for a more comprehensive guide to getting Covid Vaccines in Westchester, check out our Complete Guide to Covid Vaccines in Westchester County

St. Joseph’s Hospital

Westchester Medical Center

Mount Vernon Neighborhood Health Center

Yonkers Health Center

Greenburgh Health Center

Open Door Family Medical Center

Sun River Health

Four Winds Hospital

St. Vincent’s Hospital

Nassau County Department of Health Covid Vaccine Site

If you are looking to schedule your Covid vaccine in Nassau County, you should pre-register with the Nassau County Department of Health. Eligible New Yorkers, can pre-register to receive an invitation to schedule an appointment for a COVID-19 vaccination in the near future. Here is the link to pre-register for the Nassau County Department of Health Vaccination Site.

If you are looking for a more comprehensive guide to getting Covid Vaccines on Long Island, check out our Complete Guide to Covid Vaccines on Long Island

NYC In Home Vaccination

If you are a homebound NYC resident, you can request to get in-home Covid vaccine. New York City is providing in-home Covid-19 vaccinations (Johnson & Johnson) to eligible NYC residents who are fully homebound, have not already been vaccinated, and do not already have access to a vaccination program. Here is the link to participate in the NYC In Home Vaccination program.

New York Mass Vaccine Sites that Allow Walk-Ins

If you can’t find a Covid vaccine appointment online, another option for you is to go to one of the New York Mass vaccine sites that allow walk-ins. Yes, no appointment needed to get your Covid vaccine shot at these New York vaccination sites! The only catch is these New York Mass vaccination sites that allow walk-ups are only for New Yorkers ages 75+ plus one eligible New Yorker who accompanies them. The Covid vaccine sites that no longer requires you to make an appointment to get your Covid vaccine are Brooklyn Army Terminal, Bathgate Contract Postal Station and Citi Field. These New York mass vaccine sites are open 24/7.

Who Is Eligible for the Covid Vaccine in New York

New York is currently vaccinating individuals age 16 years old and up.

Final Thoughts on Booking Your Covid-19 Vaccine Appointment in New York

Good luck booking your Covid vaccine appointment! Take advantage of the free service from TurboVax and NYC Vaccine List to book your Covid vaccine appointment. Turn on post notification on twitter so you don’t miss out on available appointments! Remember, as Covid vaccine supply increases, finding available Covid vaccine appointments will get easier.

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