NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — In an effort to make it easier for New Yorkers to get vaccinated, the city is coming to you.

All New York City residents can make an appointment for an at-home COVID shot at their convenience.

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“This is really important for folks who are ready, have not yet been vaccinated, but for whom it’s been a challenge to get to a vaccination site or they haven’t been sure,” Mayor Bill de Blasio said Wednesday. “That vaccine, that lifesaving vaccine, is now available right at your doorstep.”

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Residents can sign up online, where they’re prompted to indicate which vaccine they prefer.

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Applicants will receive a call to schedule an appointment within a few weeks, according to the website.

The mayor said the city has already reached 15,000 residents with its at-home efforts.


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Editor’s note: This story was first published on Wednesday, June 23.

CBSNewYork Team