COVID-19 Illness Once Again on the Rise Boosters Prevent Hospitalization & Deaths All shots including Boosters NOW available at FDNY. ----FDNY's Moderna Booster appears to provide the highest level of protection from COVID-19 illness. Breakthrough infections do occur, but those boosted report only mild illness. Most important, those vaccinated and boosted have rarely required hospitalization. While a booster is not yet required for employment by FDNY, it is the prudent medical choice. A booster is 1/2 the original dose and is available at FDNY to all adults (active, retired or family members). You are qualified for a booster if you meet one of the following: 1st Booster - Age 18 or older and it has been at least 5 months since your 2nd Moderna or Pfizer vaccine and you have not yet received a booster. 2nd Booster - Age 50 or older and it has been at least 4 months from your 1st booster (you received a 3rd shot and this would be your 4th). If Immunocompromised: cancer (excluding non-melanoma skin cancers) diagnosed or treated within last year; autoimmune diseases on certain medications (oral steroids, methotrexate, Humira, Remicaid, etc); or transplant patients. You are qualified for booster if you meet one of the following: Age 18 or older 1st Booster - It has been at least 1 month since your 2nd Moderna or Pfizer vaccine and you have not yet received a booster. This is the only booster at full dose. 2nd Booster - It has been at least 3 months from your 1st booster (you received a received a 3rd shot and this would be your 4th). 3rd Booster - It has been at least 4 months from your 2nd booster (you received a received a 4th shot and this would be your 5th). If you are recovering from COVID-19, you only need to wait 10 days from onset or 90 days if you were treated with monoclonal antibodies to receive a booster. If you originally received a J&J Jansen single shot vaccine, you can still be boosted with the Moderna vaccine as above. FDNY Vaccination Sites WTC Satellites - FRIDAYS ONLY, 10am-2pm (Walk-Ins only, no appointment needed) Fort Totten (WTC Bldg 413B), Staten Island, Commack, Middletown FDNY Headquarters, Monday-Friday 10am -4pm (Walk-Ins only, no appointment needed) 9 Metrotech Center (Auditorium) Remember your best defense is vaccination, boosters, and wearing masks during normal encounters and respirators (half-face elastomeric or N-95) during patient encounters. If your booster(s) was received at a non-FDNY site, please submit proof of vaccination via the COVID Test Result and Vaccination Proof Upload application on the FDNY Intranet homepage or via email to: [HRVaxProof@fdny.nyc.gov]HRVaxProof@fdny.nyc.gov. Upload or attach a picture of your card along with vaccine type and date of shot(s). This is very important so we can estimate the number of booster doses we need to order.
FREE COVID TEST KITS ARE AVAILABLE FROM THE US POSTAL SERVICE; -CLICK HERE-TO FILL OUT THE FORM, THEN SUBMIT IT ELECTRONICALLY AND RECEIVE THE TEST KITS IN THE MAIL.
Residential households in the U.S. can order one set of #4 free at-home tests from USPS.com. Here’s what you need to know about your order: Limit of one order per residential address. One order includes #4 individual rapid antigen COVID-19 tests Orders will ship free.