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NYC Mayor de Blasio: Walk-Up Vaccine Appointment Open to New Yorkers Aged 50 and Over

Vaccine For All: City Expands Walk-Up Appointments for New Yorkers 50 and Older

Beginning today, New Yorkers 50 and older can walk into any City-run vaccine site and get vaccinated without an appointment

NEW YORK—Beginning today, April 17th, New Yorkers who are 50 and older will be able to walk into City-run vaccine sites and get vaccinated without an appointment, Mayor de Blasio announced today. Previously, walk-in appointments were exclusively for New Yorkers 75 and older. 

“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.”

Starting today, the City-run sites offering walk-up appointments to New Yorkers 50 and older are:


  • 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
  • Starrett City
  • Flatbush YMCA
  • Bushwick Educational Campus
  • Event Space at City Point 
  • Brooklyn Army Terminal


  • Ford Foundation
  • NFL Experience Times Square
  • Yeshiva University
  • City College 
  • Essex Crossing
  • 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 
  • CitiField


  • Former Babies R Us – Staten Island Mall
  • Ocean Breeze Athletic Complex
  • Empire Outlets
  • St. Thomas St. Joseph’s School

New Yorkers can schedule appointments and locate their nearest vaccine site by visiting nyc.gov/vaccinefinder or calling 1-877-VAX-4-NYC. The City will be sharing this opportunity widely through local partners and CBOs, as well as through social media, website promotion, and robocalls. 

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