Ro’s in-home vaccination program working with the New York State Department of Health supported vulnerable populations, including the elderly and homebound, that faced logistical challenges accessing vaccination sites by administering COVID-19 vaccinations directly in their homes. The program was active in select zip codes in Yonkers, New York from February through May of 2021.

Please visit New York State’s vaccination website here if you are looking for active vaccination options in your area.

Free in-home vaccination for homebound New Yorkers 19+

New Yorkers who are 19 and older can receive the COVID-19 vaccine in their homes for free.
Please note that in-home vaccination appointments are only for those who are homebound and cannot easily travel to a traditional vaccination site or their caregivers.

Free in-home vaccination

Easy online scheduling

Post-vaccination nurse hotline

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How it works

Schedule the appointment

You can schedule an appointment for yourself or your loved ones. You will answer a few medical questions, provide contact information, and choose a time slot.

Get vaccinated for free

A licensed and vaccinated healthcare professional will arrive at your home to administer the first dose of the vaccine. They will also help you schedule your second dose to make sure you’re fully vaccinated.

Receive ongoing support

You will have access to support between doses and after you’re fully vaccinated. If you have any questions, you can call our hotline and connect with a nurse, free of charge.

A big thank you to the companies that made our in-home vaccine program possible.

You’ve got questions? We’ve got answers.

We are currently serving those who are 19 and older, homebound, cannot easily travel to a traditional vaccination site, and live in the following zip codes: 10701, 10703, 10704, 10705, 10707, 10708, 10710.

No. Ro Pharmacy and the New York State Department of Health are working together to vaccinate eligible New Yorkers for free.

No. Ro Pharmacy and the New York State Department of Health are working together to vaccinate eligible New Yorkers for free.

Vaccines will be administered by registered nurses, pharmacists, and other authorized healthcare professionals after they’ve received the vaccine and undergone training by New York State.

Ro will send trained, licensed, and vaccinated healthcare professionals to administer the vaccine. They will be equipped with emergency medical supplies and will follow protocols developed by physicians. Vaccinators will observe each patient for 15-30 minutes after administering the vaccine for any allergic reactions.

For our vaccine drive in partnership with New York State’s Department of Health, we will be administering the Moderna COVID-19 (mRNA-1273) vaccine and the Janssen COVID-19 (JNJ-78436735) vaccine.

Neither the Moderna COVID-19 (mRNA-1273) vaccine nor the Janssen COVID-19 vaccine have been approved or licensed by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (“FDA”), but both have been authorized for emergency use by the FDA under an EUA to prevent COVID-19 for use in individuals 18 years of age and older. The emergency use of either vaccine is only authorized for the duration of the declaration that circumstances exist justifying the authorization of emergency use of the medical product under Section 564(b)(1) of the FD&C Act, unless the declaration is terminated or authorization revoked sooner.

Yes. Appointment slots can be scheduled for up to 10 eligible people. All people at the appointment must be present at the same address to receive the vaccination, and each person must meet eligibility requirements.

When scheduling an appointment, you will be asked to provide a contact person for the appointment. This person will receive email and text notifications to confirm the appointment, as well as appointment reminders and an update when the vaccinator is on the way to your address.

The most common side effects of the COVID-19 vaccine include:

  • Pain at the injection site
  • Tiredness
  • Headache
  • Muscle aches
  • Chills
  • Fever
  • Swelling
  • Joint pain

When these side effects occur, they are usually a normal sign that your body is building up protection from the virus. Side effects should go away within a few days.

The Moderna COVID-19 vaccine works by teaching your cells to produce a harmless piece of the virus. Then, your body builds up defenses that it can use if you are ever infected by the real virus.

For more information, see here.

The Janssen COVID-19 vaccine also teaches your cells to produce a harmless piece of the virus. The biggest difference is that this vaccine delivers instructions to your cells in a different way.

For more information, see here.

Your body will start responding to the vaccine right away, but it generally takes up to 2 weeks after your final shot to get the most protection against COVID-19.

Remember, the Moderna vaccine requires two shots, while the Janssen vaccine is a single dose.

The vaccine has been tested for safety and efficacy in clinical trials sufficient to support an Emergency Use Authorization for the vaccine from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for the prevention of COVID-19 in individuals 18 and older. The vaccine has since been given to millions of adults in the U.S. and around the world. Some mild side effects are common, but severe allergic reactions have been very rare. You should not receive the COVID-19 vaccine if you have had an allergic reaction to any of its ingredients, including polysorbate or polyethylene glycol (PEG). You’ll have an opportunity to talk with your vaccine administrator about whether the vaccine is safe for you, and they’ll stay with you for 15 minutes after your shot to make sure you don’t have any immediate, severe side effects.

No, you cannot get COVID-19 from one of the vaccines.

Sometimes, people believe side effects like tiredness or fever mean they have gotten sick. These are a normal response to the vaccine, not an illness. The COVID-19 vaccines cannot give you or your close contacts COVID-19.

For the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine, you’ll need 2 shots to be fully vaccinated. These shots should be given 4 weeks (28 days) apart. During your first in-home visit, we will schedule your second dose appointment.

For the Janssen COVID-19 vaccine, you’ll need one shot to be fully vaccinated.

Receiving 2 doses of the Moderna vaccine has been shown to be 94.5% effective at preventing COVID-19.

The Janssen vaccine has been shown to be 66.3% effective at preventing COVID-19 in any form. It is also highly effective at preventing severe cases and hospitalization.

Yes, it is recommended that you continue to wear a mask and keep 6 feet of distance when around people who aren’t in your household—even after you get the vaccine.

The Moderna COVID-19 vaccine is 94.5% effective at preventing you from getting sick with COVID-19. But we don’t know whether you can still pick up the virus and infect someone who hasn’t been vaccinated. It’s important that we all keep practicing good safety measures even after getting the vaccine.

For updated guidance from the CDC, please see here.

The COVID-19 vaccine is given as an injection in one of your arms. Although allergic reactions to the vaccine are rare, your vaccinator will monitor you for 15–30 minutes after the injection.

For the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine, you’ll need a second injection to be fully vaccinated. Your vaccinator will administer the second injection in the same way as the first.

The Janssen COVID-19 vaccine requires a single dose.