General Lab Information

Vaccines and Testing

Testing Options

Anyone can now visit www.covidtests.gov to order four free at-home COVID-19 tests, or go directly to the U.S. Postal Service order form. And the following links show two more options for testing. 

Vaccination Requirements

For BSA Staff

All Brookhaven Lab/Brookhaven Science Associates (BSA) staff who did not apply for an exemption must now be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 to create a safe work environment for our coworkers, guests, and users. To be considered fully vaccinated, you must have received your final vaccine dose (i.e. your second shot for the Pfizer/BioNTech and Moderna vaccines, first and only shot for the Johnson & Johnson vaccine) and had your status validated by the Lab’s Occupational Medicine Clinic. Details (VPN required)

For Laboratory Guests

The Laboratory is in Normal Operations mode. All scientific users and guests must be vaccinated or be undergoing weekly COVID-19 testing.

Make a Vaccination or Booster Appointment

Vaccines.gov allows you to search by zip code as well as for specific vaccines (J&J, Pfizer, Moderna) and has listings for pharmacies and supermarkets.

State and Retail Vaccine Provider Websites

New York State eligibility and appointment tool - Use this to determine eligibility and schedule an appointment at a State-run vaccination site.

How the Pfizer and Moderna vaccines work

How the Johnson & Johnson vaccine works