New York State's vaccination eligibility now includes all residents age 16 and older—as well as non-residents (including international students) who work and study in New York with proof of age and employment or enrollment. Your Pratt ID or pay stub can be used as proof of work or study. 

New York State has also provided the following form to determine eligibility and find vaccine appointments. Appointments can also be scheduled by calling New York State’s hotline at 1-833-697-4829.

You are encouraged to follow rapidly changing guidelines on the New York State Department of Health (DOH) and New York City websites for the most updated vaccine information.

If you are outside of New York State, the CDC has information for your location as well as general guidance on the vaccine. Currently, Pratt will not be distributing vaccines. 

Even as members of the community are vaccinated throughout the coming months, especially as new strains of the virus are discovered, we all must continue to practice proper safety precautions regardless of vaccination status: wear your mask, wash your hands, and maintain a safe distance of six feet. Testing and campus access protocols for spring 2021 will continue as planned.

COVID-19 Vaccination Time-Off Policy

New York State legislation enables faculty and staff to use paid time off to receive the COVID-19 vaccination. Faculty and staff would be allowed up to four hours of excused leave per injection that would not be charged against any other leave. Policy details and the process to upload your vaccination documents can be found here.

COVID-19 Vaccination Appointment Tips - New York City

While this is by no means an exhaustive list of the different methods to schedule a COVID-19 vaccine appointment in NYC, the websites and phone numbers listed below can be very useful in your search. Please note that many websites used to book vaccine appointments are regularly updated throughout the day and sometimes if you do not see an appointment available during peak hours, checking early in the morning or later in the evening may show more availability, when people are less likely to book appointments. 

  • You can sign up directly on the NYS website. While we can’t confirm if this is 100% true,  a vaccine volunteer also reported that new appointments appear to be loaded every 6 minutes, starting at two minutes past the beginning of each hour (For example :02, :08, :14, etc). 

  • Vaccine Finder lists all of the vaccination locations in the city, including which vaccine is provided. 

  • NYCVaccineList is a volunteer run website that is frequently updated with available appointments all over NYC.

  • TurboVax has a list of available appts in NYC

  • Hi Dr. B is a standby list for vaccines (unused, but perfectly safe and effective vaccine doses that would otherwise be discarded at the end of the day at a particular vaccination site).

  • Weill Cornell and New York Presbyterian have also partnered to provide covid vaccine appointments. 

  • Many major pharmacies are offering covid vaccination appointments

  • Locations near campus that may have vaccines

    • Whitman’s pharmacy, 329 Myrtle, 718-938-0816

    • Rite Choice pharmacy, 1484 Fulton, 718-773-3700

    • ODA Health, 74 Wallabout, 718-260-4600

  • If you’d prefer to schedule over the phone, you could call the state’s covid vaccine hotline at 1-833-NYS-4VAX

  • You can also call Javits Center (a mass vaccination site) directly, at 718-487-1244. Please note that there may be a substantial wait on the phone, but there are many representatives fielding the calls.

To learn more about side effects and vaccine efficacy, go here.