Texting

COVID-19 and Monkeypox (MPV)

To get the latest updates, text "COVID" or "MONKEYPOX" to 692-692.


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You can get real-time updates and relevant information on a variety of health topics through our texting services. Message and data rates may apply.

Text 877-877 (unless otherwise noted) with any of the following keywords to start receiving notifications:

  • "FLU": Flu vaccine locations near you.
  • "COVID" (text 692-692): Updates on the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19).
  • "MPV" (text 692-692): Alerts about vaccination appointments and other MPV updates for NYC.
  • "COVEREDNYC": Guidance on enrolling in health insurance.
  • "SOGOOD": Find farmers markets near you and learn if they accept EBT/SNAP.
  • "TALK": Tips on talking, reading and singing to your infant.
  • "MILK": Weekly breastfeeding tips and information.
  • "EI": Service updates about the Early Intervention program.
  • "TESTNYC": Low- and no-cost HIV testing locations near you.
  • "CARE": HIV treatment services.
  • "BEACH": Updates about beach advisories and closures.
  • "LIVER": Your risks for hepatitis B and hepatitis C and where to get tested and treatment.

To get more information about the above services, text "HELP". You can opt out of any of these services by texting "STOP".

Any information you send us by text is protected in accordance with privacy and security laws. For more information, review the City's terms of use and privacy policy.