BronxDocs is currently administering the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine to patients age 18 and up. We want to help you understand when, where, and how to seek a vaccination when the time is right. And, we’re offering guidance on how to stay safe and healthy until—and even after—you are vaccinated.
Can I get a vaccination now?
Persons age 18 and older are eligible to receive the Moderna vaccine, which is available from BronxDocs.
Persons age 12 and older are eligible to receive the Pfizer vaccine, which is NOT available from BronxDocs. If you are seeking a vaccination for someone age 12-18, we encourage you to find one elsewhere by visiting one of the many NY State sites or NYC sites or retail locations, or consulting the CDC’s comprehensive vaccine finder.
Vaccine access for younger individuals continues to expand. To see the most recent updates for vaccinating children and teenagers, please refer to the latest guidance by New York City and New York State.
How do I make a vaccine appointment?
You can schedule a COVID-19 vaccination appointment by signing in to your BronxDocs Patient Portal. If you do not have an existing patient portal, please register for one. Online scheduling through our patient portal is the fastest and easiest way to schedule. Please note that all patients are required to make a COVID-19 vaccine-specific appointment. We cannot accommodate walk-ins.
If you are unable to schedule a COVID-19 vaccination appointment with BronxDocs, we encourage you to get immunized elsewhere at your earliest opportunity. We recommend visiting one of the many NY State sites or NYC sites or retail locations, or consulting the CDC’s comprehensive vaccine finder.
What happens after I receive my first vaccine dose?
To achieve full protection against COVID-19, you must receive all required vaccine doses and wait the necessary amount of time for the vaccine to take effect. After you’re immunized, it’s important to continue following current New York State guidelines and CDC news around masks and social distancing.
Until I’m vaccinated, how do I prevent getting COVID-19?
The COVID-19 vaccine is the best way to keep you and your family safe. If you are unable to receive a vaccine, please continue to:
- Wash your hands often and disinfect frequently touched surfaces.
- Wear a mask over your nose and mouth when around others.
- Avoid crowds and stay at least 6 feet away from people outside of your household.
- Monitor your health for any COVID-19 symptoms.
- Stay home if you are sick.
How can I show proof of vaccination?
New York State has created the Excelsior Pass as its official form of proof that you’ve been vaccinated against COVID-19. You can sign up for the Excelsior Pass to present where accepted as proof of vaccination, such as public spaces, sporting events, concerts, and more.
You can obtain your Excelsior Pass by signing up online or downloading the Excelsior Pass Wallet app. If you do, be sure to provide your name exactly as it appears in your patient record. The pass can be printed out or displayed on your smartphone and is available in multiple languages.
Learn more about the Excelsior Pass on the New York State website.
Where can I get more information?