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Young New Yorkers Are Encouraged To Get Vaccinated

The COVID-19 vaccine is safe, effective and will help protect eligible children and adolescents ages 5 – 17.
Last Updated: December 1, 2021 at 1:34 PM
What You Need to Know
  • On November 26, Governor Hochul signed an Executive Order allowing the Department of Health to limit non-essential, non-urgent procedures for in-hospitals or systems with limited capacity to protect access to critical health care services. 
  • CDC and NYSDOH encourage all eligible New Yorkers to get their booster dose, especially those over the age of 50 and others with underlying conditions. 
  • Governor Hochul signed into law a new moratorium on COVID-related residential and commercial evictions, which is in effect until January 15, 2022.
  • The Open Enrollment Period for uninsured New Yorkers has been extended through December 31, 2021. New Yorkers can apply for coverage through NY State of Health or directly through insurers.
  • Health care workers can text NYFRONTLINE to 741-741 to access 24/7 emotional support services.
  • Any New Yorker can call the NY Project Hope COVID-19 Emotional Support Helpline at 1-844-863-9314 for free, confidential emotional support and resource linkages.
Get Tested for COVID-19
COVID-19 testing is available to all New Yorkers statewide. Find a test site near you and learn what to do if you test positive.
COVID-19 Data in New York
Find COVID-19 data sources related to testing, hospitalization, fatalities, vaccination, and a variety of other topics.

Businesses and venues should refer to New York's guidance for implementing CDC recommendations.

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