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CDC: COVID-19 Vaccine Booster Shot – What You Need To Know
- People with moderately to severely compromised immune systems are especially vulnerable to COVID-19, and may not build the same level of immunity to 2-dose vaccine series compared to people who are not immunocompromised.
- This additional dose intended to improve immunocompromised people’s response to their initial vaccine series.
- Although CDC does not recommend additional doses or booster shots for any other population at this time, HHS has announced a plan to begin offering COVID-19 vaccine booster shots this fall.
- CDC recommends that people with moderately to severely compromised immune systems receive an additional dose of mRNA COVID-19 vaccine at least 28 days after a second dose of Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine or Moderna COVID-19 vaccine.
New Vaccine Requirements for New York City
Starting August 16, you will be required to provide proof of COVID-19 vaccination for:
- Indoor dining
- Indoor fitness
- Indoor entertainment and performances
Proof of vaccination may include:
- Excelsior Pass
- NYC COVID Safe App: Android | iOS
- CDC Vaccination Card
- NYC Vaccination Record
- If you have lost your vaccination card or don’t have a copy, contact your vaccination provider directly to access your vaccination record. If you cannot contact your vaccination provider directly, contact your state health department’s immunization information system (IIS). You can find state IIS information on the CDC website. Vaccination providers are required to report COVID-19 vaccinations to their IIS and related systems.
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- VaccineFinder – Find COVID-19 Vaccines Near You
- NYS – See if you may be Eligible to Receive the COVID-19 Vaccine
- NYS – COVID-19 vaccine facts, vaccine tracker, and eligibility
- Vaccine Hotline: 1-833-NYS-4-VAX (1-833-697-4829)
- Resources and tips on vaccine availability from COVID-19 Community Conversations from Westchester Library System
- COVID-19 Vaccine -Facts from NYS Gov., FACT SHEET from FDA
- Westchester County COVID-19 Vaccine Dashboard
- Find a Test Site Near You – NYS
- Westchester COVID-19 Dashboard – Confirmed new and active cases breakdown by villages and towns
- NYS COVID-19 Report Card
- NYS Department of Health Coronavirus Hotline: 1-888-364-3065
- The International Fact-Checking Network
- Snopes.com – an Internet Fact Checking Resource
World Health Organization
WHO provides information, guidance, and daily updates regarding novel coronavirus. It includes frequently asked questions, mythbusters, travel advice, guidance on prevention, situation reports, and more.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
CDC provides information about how they are responding to novel coronavirus, the situation in the U.S., the current risk assessment, and offers information about cases, tests, spread, prevention, travel, and frequently asked questions.
New York State Department of Health
NYS Department of Health tracks cases of novel coronavirus in NY State provides information about travel, prevention guidance, and press releases from state officials. You can also find a letter to school administrators, parents, and colleges, and a free hotline to call.
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Westchester County Department of Healt
Westchester County Department of Health provides information about novel coronavirus with links to additional resources.
National Library of Medicine
National Library of Medicine provides technical information about novel coronavirus including clinical studies and scholarly research.