COVID-19 Vaccination Information and Resources

Because of changes in the allocations of COVID-19 vaccine that we are receiving, we unfortunately have to temporarily pause scheduling of non-employees at this time. For more information, visit our Vaccine Appointment Information page.

The guidelines for distribution are set by the New York State Department of Health (DOH) and are rapidly changing. As of Tuesday, January 12, certain groups of essential workers and everyone 65 and older are eligible for vaccination. Procedures and locations for offering vaccination to members of these groups have been changing quickly as well. We are committed to providing the latest information and we will continue to share the latest information on our website as we learn more.

The Pfizer/BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine received an Emergency Use Authorization for use in people age 16 and older on December 11, 2020. A vaccine made by Moderna received this authorization for use in people 18 and older on December 18, 2020.

As new COVID-19 vaccines are being developed and reviewed by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, the Mount Sinai Health System will keep this page updated with the most current information on their safety, effectiveness, and availability.

There are a lot of myths on the internet about COVID-19 vaccines. Mount Sinai is working with a company called NewsGuard to provide the most accurate information. If you’ve heard something that sounds questionable and want to know if it’s true or not, you can look it up in NewsGuard’s report on the top COVID-19 vaccine myths.

Frequently Asked Questions About COVID-19 Vaccines

Because information about the development of COVID-19 vaccines changes often, we are regularly updating answers to the most frequently asked questions.