COVID-19 Vaccine Information from RWDSU
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COVID-19 Vaccine Information from External Sources
National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences:
COVID-19 Vaccine Information for Workers, Protect Yourself and Others (Click to read)
NYC Health Department:
As of May 13, all New Yorkers ages 12 and older are eligible to receive a COVID-19 vaccine. New Yorkers 12 to 18 years old can get the Pfizer vaccine. The FDA extended the Emergency Use Authorization for Pfizer-BioNTech’s COVID-19 Vaccine to ages 12 and older, and the CDC has approved use of the Pfizer vaccine in this age group.
Walk-up vaccinations: New Yorkers no longer need an appointment to get a COVID-19 vaccine! Just walk-in to these locations: https://www1.nyc.gov/assets/coronavirus/downloads/walk-up-vax-sites.pdf
In-home vaccinations: NYC is now offering in-home COVID-19 vaccinations to any city resident who requests one! You can also request whether you want the Pfizer, Moderna or Johnson & Johnson vaccine. Let us know if you'd like to get vaccinated at home by filling out this form: http://nyc.gov/homevaccine
Vaccine incentives: New Yorkers can get free tickets, memberships, and gifts for getting vaccinated against COVID-19. If you get your first vaccine dose at a New York City-run vaccine location, you will be eligible to choose one incentive. People ages 18 and older can also enter to win exclusive prizes. Once your first COVID-19 vaccine dose is complete, you will receive an email with instructions on how to select your incentive and enter the contest. You can also call 877-VAX-4NYC (877-829-4692) to learn more.
NYS vaccine paid sick day: The NYS Department of Labor announced on May 27, 2021 that businesses must offer a paid sick day if side effects from getting a COVID-19 vaccine make employees (or family members, per NYC law) miss work. This is covered by NYS & NYC Paid Sick Leave Law and is in addition to and separate from a NYS law passed in 2021 that requires employers to give workers four hours off to get vaccinated (four hours must be provided for each shot; those receiving mRNA vaccines are entitled to 8 hours of paid leave).
NYC Health Dept resources:
What New Yorkers Need to Know About COVID-19 Vaccines
What Older New Yorkers Need to Know About COVID-19 Vaccines
How MRNA vaccines work (Pfizer and Moderna)
How the Johnson & Johnson vaccine works