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District 23

Linda Lee

Bayside Hills, Bellerose, Douglaston, Floral Park, Fresh Meadows, Glen Oaks, Hollis, Hollis Hills, Holliswood, Little Neck, New Hyde Park, Oakland Gardens, Queens Village

COVID-19 Outpatient Therapeutics 

Oral antivirals are authorized for people who have tested positive for SARS-CoV-2, regardless of their vaccination status.

Paxlovid is the preferred oral antiviral. Molnupiravir is approved for use in people ages 18 years and older for whom alternative FDA-authorized COVID-19 treatment options are not accessible or clinically appropriate.

Neither product should be used for longer than five consecutive days.

Oral antiviral therapy is authorized for people who meet all of the following conditions:

Be age 12 years and older and weigh at least 88 pounds for Paxlovid; 18 years and older for molnupiravir

Be age 65 or older or have a medical condition or other factor that increase their risk for severe COVID-19Consider race and ethnicity when assessing individual risk. 

 Longstanding systemic health and social inequities may contribute to an increased risk of getting sick and dying from COVID-19.

Test positive for COVID-19 on a nucleic acid amplification test or antigen test. Results from an FDA-authorized home-test kit should be validated through video or photo but, if not possible, patient attestation is adequate.
Have mild to moderate COVID-19 symptoms
Are able to start treatment within five days of symptom onset
Are not hospitalized due to severe or critical COVID-19 when treatment is initiated.

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NYC is offering free in-home vaccinations and boosters for any New Yorker who requests one! Appointments are 7 days a week from 9AM-7PM. Let’s all do our part and defeat this pandemic once and for all!

To find a vaccine site by you, be sure to visit VaccineFinder.nyc.gov

How to Request an Accommodation at a City-run Vaccine Site

Request a reasonable accommodation when you schedule your vaccination, either through vax4nyc.nyc.gov or by calling 855-491-2667. You can also ask for a reasonable accommodation from staff at a City-run vaccination site or email hubaccess@health.nyc.gov for more info. For NYC residents who cannot leave their home, you can sign up for an in-home vaccination online at on.nyc.gov/vaccineathome or by calling 877-VAX-4NYC. (877-829-4692)

Booster Shots

Vaccine booster shots are now available for all fully vaccinated people 12 and older. These shots boost your immunity from an initial vaccination series.

A booster shot is recommended for any adult who received the second dose of either the Pfizer or Moderna vaccine at least five months ago, or the one dose of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine at least two months ago.

Your booster shot can be any of the three authorized or approved vaccines. We recommend you get either the Pfizer or Moderna vaccine for your booster shot, unless you are unable to do so. If you have questions, talk to your health care provider or call 311.

To stay up-to-date on the latest COVID-19 transmission trends in New York, please follow the Coronavirus Tracker by The City.nyc.

Pick Up COVID-19 At-Home Test Kits at Libraries and other Cultural Institutions-at no cost!

Pick-up times at Queens Public Library locations:

Mon, Wed & Fri 10AM-5PM. Tue 1PM-5PM. Thurs 12PM-7PM. Sat 10AM-4PM. (Unless otherwise noted)

Queens Public Library Locations

Central Library: Mon-Fri 10AM- 7PM. Sat, 10AM-4PM

89-11 Merrick Blvd. Jamaica, NY 11432

Arverne Library: 312 Beach 54th St. Arverne, NY 11692

Bayside Library: 214-20 Northern Blvd. Bayside NY 11361

East Elmhurst Library: 95-06 Astoria Blvd. East Elmhurst NY 11369

Far Rockaway Library: 1003 Beach 20th St. Far Rockaway NY 11691 (Closed Saturdays)

Glen Oaks Library: 256-04 Union Tpke. Glean Oaks, NY 11004

Glendale Library: 78-60 73rd Place. Glendale, NY 11385 (Closed Saturdays)

Jackson Heights Library: 35-51 81st St. Jackson Heights, NY 11372

Kew Gardens Hills Library: 72-33 Vleigh Place Flushing, NY 11367 (Closed Saturdays)

Lefferts Library: 103-34 Lefferts Blvd. Richmond Hill, NY 11419 (Closed Saturdays)

Long Island City Library: 37-44 21st St. Long Island City NY 11101

McGoldrick Library: 155-06 Roosevelt Ave. Flushing, NY 11354 (Closed Saturdays)

Peninsula Library: 92-25 Rockaway Beach Blvd. Rockaway Beach Blvd. Rockaway Beach, NY 11693

Rego Park Library: 91-41 63rd Drive Rego Park, NY 11374

Richmond Hill Library: 118-14 Hillside Avenue Richmond Hill, NY 11418

Rochdale Village Library: 169-09 137th Ave Jamaica, NY 11434

South Ozone Park Library: 128-16 Rockaway Blvd. S Ozone Park 11420

Steinway Library: 21-45 31st St. Astoria, NY 11105

Cultural Centers

Queens Botanical Garden: Tues-Fri, 12-4PM. 43-50 Main St., Queens, NY 11355

Queens Theatre: Tues-Fri, 12-4PM 14 United Nations Ave S. Flushing Meadows Corona Park Queens, NY 11368

Flushing Town Hall: Wed-Fri, 12-5PM 137-35 Northern Blvd. Queens NY 11374