Covid & Vaccines: What AFSCME Retirees Need to Know

As the COVID-19 coronavirus spreads in New York City and the U.S., AFSCME Retirees is sharing important information for older Americans about how to stay safe, healthy and informed. The coronavirus can be more dangerous to older adults [age 60 and over] and people with serious health conditions and/or weaker immune systems. The AFSCME fact sheets below, along with the other links and resources, will provide basic information about how to better protect yourself -- along with updates about the new Covid vaccines.

VACCINE UPDATE - NYC

FREE COVID-19 vaccinations are available for New Yorkers ages 65 and older (effective Jan. 2021).

  • Visit NYC.gov/VaccineFinder to find a location near you and schedule your appointment
  • Call 1-877-VAX4NYC to get assistance over the phone.
  • Visit the New York State Covid vaccine web page to make an appointment at state vaccination sites in the New York metro area. Starting Feb. 24, Medgar Evers College and York College will open in partnership with FEMA as state vaccination centers for New Yorkers living in specific zip codes.
  • Also check NYCVaccineList.com and Turbovax.info -- volunteer-led efforts to help you find a Covid-19 vaccine in and around NYC.

LEARN MORE ABOUT THE COVID VACCINES

STAY HOME - STAY SAFE - SAVE LIVES 

CLICK ON THE LINKS BELOW for Coronavirus info. from AFSCME, DC 37 and others. Also, text “COVID” to 692-692 (NYC-NYC) to receive text updates on your smartphone.