The COVID-19 pandemic has impacted us all in ways we could have never imagined. We’ve all had to adjust to meet the needs of our families, friends, coworkers and patients — while still checking in on our own health and wellness needs.
Covid-19 vaccines are effective at preventing illness from Covid-19, and lessening severe illness and death. We are still learning how effective the current vaccines are against variants of the virus and how long protection lasts. As more people get vaccinated we are learning more about how well vaccines keep the Covid-19 from spreading.
As your healthcare provider, we’re committed to keeping you up to date on the latest vaccine news, including when and how you and your family can get the vaccine.
We offer vaccines to New York residents ages 6 months and older
- All children (<18) receiving the vaccine need to be accompanied by an adult
- Vaccines are offered by appointment or walk-in
For information on the vaccines and boosters we have available at our clinics now, call 718-784-2240
YOUR SAFETY IS IMPORTANT
The Floating Hospital has freezers that will accommodate the storage of the vaccine at the necessary temperature. We have enrolled all our sites in the necessary city programs to be able to receive vaccine and report vaccine distribution.
For more important information on COVID-19 vaccines, visit the CDC site here.
PREPARING FOR YOUR VACCINE
How do I prepare for my vaccination appointment?
- Please discuss vaccination with your doctor before you make your appointment for vaccination.
- Do not schedule an appointment if you have COVID-19 or are awaiting COVID-19 test results.
- If you are feeling unwell on the day of your appointment, call to reschedule.
- Observe COVID-19 precautions as usual and be sure to wear a face covering.
- Due to the efforts involved in scheduling and limited availability of vaccine, we will not be able to accommodate patients who no show for their initial vaccine appointment.
Why should I get a COVID-19 vaccine?
- Vaccines will help us stop this pandemic–they’re one of the most effective tools we have to protect our health and prevent viruses like COVID-19. When you get vaccinated you are helping to protect yourself, your family and the community.
- Vaccines work with your body’s natural defenses so you can fight the virus if you are exposed.
- The COVID-19 vaccine cannot give you the virus itself.
THE COVID-19 VACCINE & MEDICARE: WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW
Your costs in original Medicare
You pay nothing for the COVID-19 vaccine. You won’t pay a deductible or copayment, and your provider can’t charge you an administration fee to give you the vaccine.
Bring your Medicare card
Be sure to bring your red, white, and blue Medicare card so your healthcare or pharmacy can bill Medicare. You’ll need your Medicare card even if you’ve enrolled in a Medicare Advantage Plan.
- You can’t pay to put your name on a vaccine list.
- You can’t pay to get early access to a vaccine.
- Don’t share your personal or financial information with anyone promising access to the vaccine for a fee.