THE THIRD SHOT INFORMATION:
FDNY - COVID Vaccine Updates
If you have not yet been vaccinated or if you are immunocompromised and need a third dose, COVID-19 vaccine is available at FDNY
The FDNY has safely administered the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine since December 2020 to our active, retired, and family members. The vaccine is effective and safe. All members are strongly encouraged to take the vaccine to protect themselves, their colleagues, their families and the public. Even if you have had COVID-19, or have the antibodies, the vaccine is recommended to prevent re-infection.
A Covid-19 Vaccine Booster - Is it for you?
The FDA/CDC approved a booster for high risk persons vaccinated with the Pfizer vaccine, but because the Moderna vaccine has shown greater efficacy, a 3rd dose for Moderna recipients has so far only been approved for those who are moderately to severely immunocompromised. Criteria include:
Medical documentation is not needed. If you are moderately or severely immunocompromised, you are eligible.
Appointments can be scheduled by calling 718-999-2683 Monday-Friday 9 am to 5 pm.
FDNY has set up several locations for members, retirees and family members who are unvaccinated and need a 1st or 2nd or for those immunocompromised who received the Moderna COVID-19 vaccination and need a 3rd dose.
For those who have been vaccinated and are NOT immunocompromised, please do not call for a 3rd dose appointment until later this year when eligibility will likely expand.
You can find more information here about the COVID-19 vaccine from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).