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 against COVID-19. Everyone age 5 and older should get a single booster dose, and those who are 50 and older should receive a second booster dose.

If you have cancer now or have had cancer, you may need an additional primary COVID-19 vaccine dose beyond what is recommended for the general public, as well as a second booster shot.

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 shots, including additional doses and booster doses.

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?

  • If you need to schedule your first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine at MSK, you can schedule it using this online tool.
  • If you are eligible for an additional shot or a booster shot, you can use this online tool to schedule it at MSK.
  • To schedule a COVID-19 vaccination for a child or adolescent ages 6 months to 17 years old, please contact the child’s primary MSK provider.
  • We have limited vaccination appointments available. You can find a location with vaccine availability through the CDC Vaccine Finder.

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.

Español | Русский

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
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.