COVID-19 & Vaccines: What AFSCME Retirees Need to Know

With the COVID-19 coronavirus continuing to impact 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-19 vaccines.

VACCINE UPDATE - NYC

FREE COVID-19 vaccinations are available for New Yorkers ages 16 and older (effective April 6, 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-19 Vaccine web page to make an appointment at state vaccination sites in the New York metro area. Medgar Evers College and York College have also opened in partnership with FEMA as state vaccination centers for New Yorkers living in specific zip codes.
  • NYC walk-in vaccine centers for seniors 50 and older.
  • Bronx residents in specific zip codes can visit SOMOS Vaccinations to make vaccine appointments.
  • EpicenterNYC is helping New Yorkers get vaccinated. Fill out a form on their website or call 917-818-2690 for assistance.
  • Also check NYCVaccineList.com and Turbovax.info -- volunteer-led efforts to help you find a Covid-19 vaccine in and around NYC.

HOMEBOUND NEW YORKERS

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.