Covid Omicron: Where to Get Booster Shots on the UES

Experts say vaccination and boosters are the best defense against Covid/Steven Cornfield, Unsplash
Experts say vaccination and boosters are the best defense against Covid/Steven Cornfield, Unsplash

Update: The Covid-19 Omicron variant was first identified in the United States on December 1, 2021 in California.

MANHATTAN – It’s the most wonderful time of the year on the Upper East Side as family and friends gather together to celebrate the holidays– unfortunately we’re still in the thick of the Covid-19 pandemic, with word of a new threat coming this week. The highly-transmissible Omicron variant has now been found in several countries– and experts say the best defense against Omicron is vaccination and booster shots.

“We continue to see warning signs of spikes this upcoming winter,” Governor Hochul said Friday, “while the new Omicron variant has yet to be detected in New York State, it’s coming.”

Governor Hochul has issued a State of Emergency in New York in order to prepare hospitals for a potential surge in Covid patients, and pointed to vaccination and booster shots as the best way to keep ourselves safe.

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“If you haven’t gotten yours yet, get it as soon as you can,” Governor Hochul added.

That’s why Upper East Site is laying out where to receive your COVID booster as we enter the winter months. 

*Please note: New Yorkers 18 years and older who received their Pfizer-BioNTech or Moderna initial vaccine series at least six months ago or the Janssen/Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine at least two months ago are eligible for a booster dose. 

The Centers for Disease Control and New York State Department of Health encourage all eligible New Yorkers to get their booster dose, especially those over the age of 50 and others with underlying conditions.

Lenox Hill

Gallery Drug

Johnson & Johnson, Moderna, Pfizer 

  • East 60th Street between Lexington and Park Avenues.

Walgreens Pharmacy

Johnson & Johnson, Moderna, Pfizer 

  • Lexington Avenue between East 60th and 61st Streets
  • Second Avenue between East 62nd and 63rd Street – Pfizer Only
  • Second Avenue between East 70th and 71st Streets – Moderna Only

Duane Reade

Johnson & Johnson, Moderna, Pfizer

  • Lexington Avenue between East 60th and 61st Streets
  • Second Avenue between East 62nd and 63rd Streets
  • Lexington Avenue between East 76th and 77th Streets
  • Third Avenue between East 65th and 66th Streets – Pfizer Only
  • First Avenue between East 72nd and 73rd Streets – Pfizer Only

CVS

Pfizer Only

  • Third Avenue between East 68th and 69th Streets
  • Second Avenue between East 72nd and 73rd Streets

Goldberg’s Pharmacy

Johnson & Johnson, Moderna, Pfizer 

  • First Avenue between East 64th and 65th Streets

Cambridge Chemist

Johnson & Johnson, Moderna 

  • Lexington Avenue between East 64th and 65th Streets

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Yorkville

Duane Reade

Johnson & Johnson, Moderna, Pfizer  

  • Second Avenue between East 79th and 80th Streets
  • York Avenue between East 79th and 80th Streets
  • First Avenue between East 86th and 87th Streets

Rite Aid

Johnson & Johnson, Moderna, Pfizer  

  • Second Avenue between East 79th and 80th Streets

CVS

Moderna, Pfizer  

  • First Avenue between East 81st and 82nd Streets – Moderna Only
  • Second Avenue between East 85th and 86th Streets – Pfizer Only

Drug Mart

Johnson & Johnson, Pfizer  

  • York Avenue between East 85th and 86th Streets

Tisane Pharmacy & Cafe

Moderna

  • East 86th Street between First and Second Avenues

Kings Pharmacy

Johnson & Johnson

  • Third Avenue between East 90th and 91st Streets

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Carnegie Hill

Duane Reade

Johnson & Johnson, Moderna, Pfizer  

  • Lexington Avenue between East 83rd and 84th Streets

CVS

Pfizer Only

  • Lexington Avenue between East 84th and 85th Streets
  • Lexington Avenue between East 87th and 88th Streets

90th Street Pharmacy

Pfizer Only

  • East 90th Street between Madison and Fifth Avenues

Park Smiles NYC

Pfizer Only

  • Park Avenue between 92nd and 93rd Streets

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