Made an appointment through vaccinepod.nyc.gov.
Long line around the block. Checked in 40 minutes after scheduled appointment time. Waited on the line outside for most of the time, then waited indoors with about 10 others before receiving the vaccine.
Separated individuals with sooner appointment times into a separate line. One neighbor received the vaccine 15 minutes after scheduled time.
There were bathrooms at the entrance that said “one person at a time”.
Was asked about eligibility and for appointment number and ID, but did not ask for proof of eligibility. Filled out a short survey on smart phone after providing the appointment number.
Workers were friendly and asked those near the front of the line if they had any questions about the vaccine or possible reactions.
Not much law enforcement present.
The line indoors was short and moved quickly, but with volunteers guiding those entering and exiting, there were about 20 people in a hallway at points.
Received Moderna vaccine in a large cafeteria with low ceilings. Vaccine was administered by 8 different providers who were spaced out on a long table.
Almost everyone was wearing masks correctly.
It was unclear how to schedule the second dose. While being observed after the injection, they received an e-mail with confusing information stating “you cannot schedule your second dose yet”, but later learned the second dose should have been scheduled ASAP.
Another neighbor stated that there were signs taped to the walls explaining how to schedule your second appointment and workers with ipads were able to assist you.
People were assured there were EpiPens in every room in case anyone had an allergic reaction.
Slight fever on day 2 after receiving the injection. Arm soreness/redness starting 3 hours after injection, lasting until 4 days post injection.