Made an appointment on NYC vaccine hub website.
We lined up outside for a 10am appointment, about 50 people in different lines depending on appointment time. Very orderly, the line moved fast and I was indoors and getting the vaccine within 10 min.
They checked driver’s license.
Everyone was very pleasant and helpful.
Big high school cafeteria, about a dozen tables spaces out for vaccines. Had to wait afterwards in the auditorium for about a half hour for observation and to get second appointment
Social distancing was enforced and masks were worn.
Received first dose of Moderna. Had a sore arm for about a day afterwards. Long-haul covid symptoms have been worse since then (fever, fatigue) but hopefully the second shot will get rid of that.
Highly recommend this location.
Made the appointment online. I just kept checking until I was able to find an appointment that worked.
The line was manageable. I was probably in and out within an hour and change.
Only things that were checked were my ID and appointment confirmation. No doctors note, insurance, etc.
Mostly volunteers there. Everybody was super helpful.
Very big and spread out. Very little law enforcement. The spacing felt appropriate and safe.
Social distancing was enforced and everybody was wearing masks as well.
Scheduled the second shot on site after the shot.
Received Modern. The shot itself was fine. The first day/night was fine. Arm pain. The next day was rough. I was extremely fatigued, nauseous, had chills and had some hives on my back and arm. Felt better day three.
Just ask when you get there for which line you should be and obviously be patient : )
Made appointment with online state eligibility form.
I ended up going 2 times, so 2 data points. Went on Thursday night (a day early) and the line was very long, wrapped around the building. It was backed up, and the line inched forward, but then workers would come around (about 45 minutes later than the appointment time) calling out "5:20? anyone with a 5:20 appointment (or 5:10, 5:00, etc.)?" and then they'd take that group to the front. Then you got checked in by roving staff on Ipads, and put into a lined up group with about 10-15 others with your appointment time.There were about a half dozen of these grouped lines in the front of the building, almost like in military formation. You waited on that line until the lines in front of you moved in, finally after about 6 lines (each taking about 15 minutes to check in) then you moved inside.
When I went on my actual appointment day, the line was not backed up, you were immediately placed into one of the group lines. When you get inside, it’s a windy line that takes another 20 minutes or so to get into the cafeteria, then you get your vaccine, and you get a number. Then you go to the auditorium for 15 minutes, they call your number, you get your second appointment, and leave. I arrived at 5:10 and I left at 6:40. On the backed up day, it would have taken me closer 2, 2.5 hours had I kept going through the line.
It’s very orderly and the staff are helpful, upbeat, and kind to people. They made exceptions for people that couldn't stand for a long time, let those who needed the bathroom go. People there for vaccines were in good spirits, patient, all well masked. They also took people that were late to the group that had their appointments, jumping people that had been waiting longer, so definitely don't go early, there's no reason to. Generally it was really well done, just felt like it took a long time, but it appears they are serving a lot of people.
No documents were checked, they just look at your appointment confirmation on your phone or print out. They are regularly announcing "get out your ID and appointment" but they never look at your ID, they mostly just ask for your birthdate and name and find you on the Ipad.
Interactions were very positive, like I said they are friendly, they explain stuff, they are all super masked and face shielded.
It was a large high school, large numbers of people, walked through the foyer of the high school to a cafeteria, then to an auditorium. No cops that I saw.
Social distancing was enforced, people worse masks and face shields.
Second appointment was scheduled on site right after waiting 15 minutes.
Received first dose of Moderna. Didn’t really feel it going in. So far no side effects on first dose.
Show up right on time. Parking is not difficult in the neighborhood, but you have to look around a bit.