Free At-Home COVID-19 Tests
Every home in the U.S. is now eligible to order 4 free at-home COVID-19 tests. Orders will usually ship in 7-12 days. Visit COVIDtests.gov for details.
At-home tests are also available from Rite Aid. Most insurance plans, including Medicare Part B, cover the cost of up to 8 COVID-19 at-home tests per month for each person covered by insurance. See their website for details.
Can you get the vaccine? Click here to see if you are eligible.
The COVID-19 Vaccination Hotline is open 7AM – 10PM, 7 days a week, for scheduling vaccination appointments for eligible New Yorkers: 1-833-NYS-4-VAX (1-833-697-4829).
Young New Yorkers ages 5-17 are encouraged to get vaccinated. Click to learn more.
CDC and NYSDOH strongly encourage all eligible New Yorkers to get their booster dose.
A booster or additional dose of the COVID-19 vaccine will help all eligible New Yorkers maximize their protection, prolong the vaccine’s durability, and continue to safeguard our communities against the virus.
- For New Yorkers 18 and older, Pfizer-BioNTech or Moderna (COVID-19 mRNA vaccines) are preferred. You may get Johnson & Johnson’s Janssen COVID-19 vaccine in some situations.
- Booster-eligible New Yorkers ages 12 – 17 years can only receive the Pfizer-BioNTech booster.
- Additional dose-eligible children ages 5 – 11 years can only receive an additional dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine.
If you have questions, talk to your health care provider, your child’s healthcare provider, or vaccine administrator. Click for dose requirements and other details.
More information about the COVID-19 Vaccine:
COVID-19 Testing/Vaccine Appointment Information
- Americare Pharmaceutical (walk-ins only)
- North Shore Chemists
- Northwell Health Vaccine Registration (for ages 60+)
- NYS Excelsior Pass Program
Testing for COVID-19 is widely available throughout New York State. Individuals who have questions about COVID-19 testing should call the New York State COVID-19 Hotline at 1-888-364-3065 or visit the NYSDOH website.
Additional COVID-19 Resources
- CDC Guide to Wearing Masks
- Center for Disease Controls and Prevention (CDC)
- Nassau County Department of Health
- Nassau County Text Alerts
- New England Journal of Medicine
- New York State Department of Health
- World Health Organization (WHO)
This page was last updated May 2, 2022