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Offline dotley

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J & J covid vaccination availability
« on: April 06, 2021, 09:29:25 AM »
does anyone know where one can get this in the neighborhood or at least close by?

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Re: J & J covid vaccination availability
« Reply #1 on: April 06, 2021, 01:11:30 PM »
does anyone know where one can get this in the neighborhood or at least close by?

I don't know of any that are close by, but if you run out of options looking around here and want to go farther afield, Javits does offer it, although you might have to play the refreshing game to get an appointment. https://am-i-eligible.covid19vaccine.health.ny.gov/ (If you go this route, the page you should be refreshing is purple and yellow, not the introductory page.)

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Re: J & J covid vaccination availability
« Reply #2 on: April 06, 2021, 02:29:57 PM »
We all know about https://www.turbovax.info/, right? It continuously scans all city and state (and I think now pharmacy) sites to show all currently open appointments everywhere on one page. It often mentions which vaccine is given at the site too. If you keep an eye on it, you'll eventually catch when there's a massive opening of appointments. You can then just click to link to the city or state website to make your appointment. It saves you the trouble of having to check multiple sites.

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Re: J & J covid vaccination availability
« Reply #3 on: April 09, 2021, 10:00:58 AM »
We all know about https://www.turbovax.info/, right? It continuously scans all city and state (and I think now pharmacy) sites to show all currently open appointments everywhere on one page. It often mentions which vaccine is given at the site too. If you keep an eye on it, you'll eventually catch when there's a massive opening of appointments. You can then just click to link to the city or state website to make your appointment. It saves you the trouble of having to check multiple sites.

Turbovax retired today: https://twitter.com/turbovax/status/1380511401660325889

Long live Turbovax! I've been volunteering with Vaccine Angels and it helped me get lots of people appointments. The news appears to be we're crossing over from a time of vaccine scarcity to one of trying to locate more people who want a shot. For those looking: Citi Field is taking walk-ins of seniors 75+ AND their home help workers.

The new mobile units will be assisting restaurant workers first:

https://states.aarp.org/new-york/covid-19-vaccine-distribution


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Re: J & J covid vaccination availability
« Reply #4 on: April 09, 2021, 10:16:12 AM »
does anyone know where one can get this in the neighborhood or at least close by?

I've been volunteering with Vaccine Angels and located J+J for a few who requested it. The nearest big site to us that carries it is The Javits: https://am-i-eligible.covid19vaccine.health.ny.gov/

For other sites, the Vaccine Finder is helpful because it tells you which site has which vax:

https://vaccinefinder.nyc.gov/

The drug stores are a mixed bag. Rite Aid/Duane Reade has Pfizer. CVS has J+J.

CVS's system is a bit wonky. It works best on Phone. It will tell you that all of NY state is booked up, but you can trick it into revealing new openings. The first time you're asked to choose a state, choose a state other than New York that you think will have more vax than people who want it. Choose a date. Now edit the date and when you do that change the location. This time search for an area not a zip code, such as Queens, NY.

Many of the drugstores keep a paper waiting list. I've heard from more than a handful of people who say they walked into a drugstore at the end of the day and got one.

For links to all the "finders," this is a pretty good summary:

https://states.aarp.org/new-york/covid-19-vaccine-distribution

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Re: J & J covid vaccination availability
« Reply #5 on: April 09, 2021, 09:44:29 PM »
It still seems a challenge to get a vaccine appointment and the general recommendation is to get whichever you can get soonest (J&J, Phizer, or Moderna). If a medical professional told you specifically to only get J&J because of health conditions you have, then that's a different story of course. I'm not even sure if this is something that doctors specify to their patients. I know some people with certain conditions are advised against getting a vaccine.

Most people shouldn't overthink it, just get the soonest appointment for any COVID vaccine.

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Re: J & J covid vaccination availability
« Reply #5 on: April 09, 2021, 09:44:29 PM »