COVID-19 Digital Resource Center
Vaccine Information

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Maimonides Medical Center salutes our thousands of staff who have stepped up to receive COVID 19 vaccinations. We are committed to protecting our patients, loved ones, and community, and doing our part to end this pandemic.

Third Dose of the COVID-19 vaccine for Moderately to Severely Immunocompromised Individuals

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is recommending that moderately to severely immunocompromised individuals receive a third dose of an mRNA COVID-19 vaccine at least 28 days after the second dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech or Moderna COVID-19 vaccine.

Eligible Immunocompromised Group

Includes people who are aged 12 years or older and have:

  • Been receiving active cancer treatment for tumors or cancers of the blood
  • Received an organ transplant and are taking medicine to suppress the immune system
  • Received a stem cell transplant within the last 2 years or are taking medicine to suppress the immune system
  • Moderate or severe primary immunodeficiency (such as DiGeorge syndrome, Wiskott-Aldrich syndrome)
  • Advanced or untreated HIV infection
  • Active treatment with high-dose corticosteroids or other drugs that may suppress your immune response

Booster Shots

COVID-19 booster shots are recommended for certain individuals who received the Pfizer-BioNTech or Moderna vaccine and for all individuals who received the Johnson & Johnson/Janssen vaccine. People 65 years and older, 50–64 years with underlying medical conditions, or 18 years and older who live or work in high-risk settings, or who have underlying medical conditions, should receive a booster shot. People 18 years and older who received the Johnson & Johnson/Janssen vaccine should receive a booster shot at least 2 months after their initial dose. Eligible people 18 years and older who received the Pfizer-BioNTech or Moderna vaccine should receive a booster at least 6 months after their second initial dose.

You can read more about booster doses on the CDC website:


COVID-19 Vaccine Scheduling

The COVID-19 vaccine is currently available to all individuals 5 years of age or older who reside in the United States. To find a vaccination site in New York City, visit:


Excelsior Pass App

For individuals who received their COVID-19 vaccine(s) at Maimonides Medical Center, information about the vaccinations was transmitted to the New York City Immunization Registry at the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene.  The New York State Excelsior Pass authenticates users by matching data entered against information in the individual’s immunization record.

If you are unable to retrieve your Excelsior Pass, please review the information in your immunization record, which you can access through this link:  NYC Immunization Record. Oftentimes, the immunization record is missing a telephone number, which will cause a mismatch in data and prevent individuals from retrieving their pass.

If there is missing information about your COVID-19 vaccination, please email us at [email protected] with your name, date of birth, a photo of your vaccination card, and a cell or home telephone number.  If you do not have your vaccination card, provide your vaccination dates when emailing. Please note that Maimonides is unable to issue replacement vaccination cards.

If your immunization record is correct and you are still unable to retrieve your Excelsior pass, please request a record review:  Excelsior Pass Record Review Request.

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