COVID-19 Vaccine Information for Patients

Your health and safety are our priority. We encourage our patients to protect themselves and those around them. Please get vaccinated, get boosted, and wear a mask.

How Many Doses of the COVID-19 Vaccine Do I Need?

The FDA and CDC recommend that everyone age 6 months and older get vaccinated and boosted against COVID-19 as soon as they are eligible.

If you have cancer now or have had cancer, the number and timing of COVID-19 shots may be different for you.

Learn about how many total doses of the vaccine you should receive if you’ve had cancer »

The CDC also has resources to guide you on the timing of COVID-19 shots:

COVID-19 Vaccines for People who are Moderately or Severely Immunocompromised »

COVID-19 Vaccine Boosters »

Stay Up to Date with Your COVID-19 Vaccines »

How Can I Schedule a COVID-19 Vaccination?

How Can I Schedule a COVID-19 Test?

Guidelines are changing about what to do if you have been exposed to COVID-19. You may have questions about what people with cancer and their caregivers should do. Read more about COVID-19 testing and how to manage COVID-19 at home.

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Update to Our Visitor Policy

For the safety of our patients and staff, we have updated our visitor policy. This includes important information about COVID-19 vaccination or testing for some visitors.
Read our full visitor policy

Information for MSK Patients about the COVID-19 Vaccines
Woman looking at a vaccine
We are offering vaccinations for pediatric patients at the Pediatric Ambulatory Care Center. Adult patients can get vaccinated at the David H. Koch Center for Cancer Care, MSK Westchester, MSK Nassau, and MSK Bergen.
Anesthesiologist Anoushka Afonso receiving a COVID-19 vaccine.
Despite concerns that you may have, the COVID-19 vaccines that have been authorized by the US Food and Drug Administration have been shown to be safe and effective in clinical trials.