New York Governor: 35 Vaccination Sites Coming Online This Week

New York Governor: 35 Vaccination Sites Coming Online This Week

Governor Cuomo Announces 35 Community-Based Pop-Up Vaccination Sites Coming Online This Week to Provide First Doses to Over 25,000 New Yorkers

35 Additional Community Vaccination Kits Deployed to NYCHA Senior Housing Developments, Public Housing Sites, Churches and Community Centers Statewide

Sites will Vaccinate Over 25,000 People This Week and Bolster State’s Commitment to Ensuring Fairness and Equity in Vaccine Distribution Process

Past Deployment of Kits Have Enabled Over 9,000 New Yorkers to Receive First Dosage of Vaccine at Community-Based ‘Pop Up’ Vaccination Sites

New York (STL.News) Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced 35 community-based pop-up vaccination sites coming online this week at churches, community centers, public housing complexes and cultural centers.  These sites are expected to vaccinate over 25,000 people throughout the week, with more sites coming online every week.  Since January 15, the deployment of these kits have enabled nearly 9,000 New Yorkers to receive their first COVID-19 vaccine dose that these community-based pop up sites.  As has been the case with previous pop-up sites, these sites will be re-established in three weeks to administer second doses.

Following this week’s deployments and as the federal vaccine supply increases, New York will continue to deploy these kits until pop-up sites have been established at all 33 NYCHA Senior Housing Developments, which house more than 7,600 seniors.  Pop-up locations will also continue to be established at other public housing complexes statewide, as well as at more than 300 churches and cultural centers which have volunteered to house these sites through Governor Cuomo’s Vaccine Equity Task Force.

“COVID brought the ugly truth of inequity and inequality in this country to a tipping point,” Governor Cuomo said.  “COVID has killed Black and Latino New Yorkers at a higher rate and that is why these community-based sites are one of New York’s vaccine priorities.  More than 9,000 New Yorkers have been vaccinated through this effort and by making the vaccine accessible and delivered by trusted community partners, we can address the skepticism and bring this life-saving vaccine to those who need it most.  The light at the end of the tunnel is bright and getting brighter with each new location and each shot administered.”

The establishment of many of these vaccination sites was made possible by the deployment of these vaccination kits and through partnerships with multiple public and private health care providers.  The 35 sites being established this week are located at the addresses below:

Brooklyn
Christian Cultural Center
12020 Flatlands Avenue
Brooklyn, NY
Open Thursday, February 4 – Sunday, February 7 – 9AM-9PM
Provider Partnership: Northwell Health

United Revival Mennonite Church
390 Melrose Avenue
Brooklyn, NY
Open Thursday, February 4 – Saturday, February 6 & Monday, February 8 – 9AM-9PM
Provider partnership with Northwell Health

Howard Houses, Senior Adult Center
1797 Pitkin Avenue
Brooklyn, NY
Open Thursday, February 4 – 9AM-5PM
Provider Partnership: Doral Health

Bronx
Mt. Carmel Baptist Church
1376 Prospect Avenue
Bronx, NY
Open Thursday, February 4 – Monday, February 8 – 9AM-5PM
Provider Partnership: SOMOS Community Care

Greater Eternal Baptist Church
736 Elton Avenue
Bronx, NY
Open Thursday, February 4 – Saturday, February 6 & Monday, February 8- 9AM-5PM
Provider Partnership: SOMOS Community Care

Bronxworks
1130 Grand Concourse
Bronx, NY
Open Saturday February 6 – Wednesday, February 10 – 9AM-5PM
Provider Partnership: SOMOS Community Care

Boston Road Houses, R.A.I.N Boston Road Senior Center
2424 Boston Road
Bronx, NY
Open Saturday, February 6 – 9AM-5PM
Provider Partnership: SOMOS Community Care

NYCHA Castle Hill Senior Center
625 Castle Hill Avenue
Bronx, NY
Open Saturday, February 6 – Sunday, February 7 – 9AM-5PM
Provider Partnership: SOMOS Community Care

Marble Hill Community Center
5365 Broadway
Bronx, NY
Open Saturday, February 6 – Sunday, February 7 – 9AM-5PM
Provider Partnership: SOMOS Community Care

Long Island
Islamic Center of Long Island
835 Brush Hollow Road
Westbury, NY
Open Wednesday, February 3rd – 10AM-6PM
Provider Partnership: Northwell Health

St. Rosalie’s Hampton Bays
31 E. Montauk Highway
Hampton Bays, NY
Open Wednesday, February 3rd – 10AM-6PM
Provider Partnership: Stony Brook South Hampton Hospital

Central New York
Syracuse Northeast Community Center/Dr. Weeks Elementary School
716 Hawley Avenue
Syracuse, NY
Open Wednesday, February 3
Provider Partnership: Onondaga County

Southern Tier
St. Mary’s of the Assumption Recreation Center
144 Hawley Street
Binghamton, NY
Open Wednesday, February 3
Provider Partnership: Broome County

St. Ambrose School
202 Garfield Avenue
Endicott, NY
Open Friday, February 5
Provider Partnership: Broome County

Faith Temple Community Church
765 Harper Street
Elmira, NY
Open Wednesday, February 3
Provider Partnership: Chemung County

Libertad Elmira
624 Baldwin Street
Elmira, NY
Open Wednesday, February 3
Provider Partnership: Chemung County

Mohawk Valley
Utica Recreation Center
220 Memorial Parkway
Utica, NY
Open Saturday, February 6 and Sunday, February 7
Provider Partnership: Oneida County

Mohawk Valley Community College Rome

1101 Floyd Avenue
Rome, NY
Open Saturday, February 6 and Sunday, February 7
Provider Partnership: Oneida County

Hudson Valley
Grace Baptist Church
52 S. 6th Avenue
Mt. Vernon, NY
Open Thursday, February 4 and Friday, February 5 – By Appointment Only
Provider Partnership: Mount Vernon Neighborhood Health Center

Nodine Hill Community Center
140 Fillmore Street
Yonkers, NY
Open Thursday, February 4 – Saturday, February 6 – By Appointment Only
Provider Partnership: Sun River Health

Beulah Baptist Church
92 Catharine Street
Poughkeepsie, NY
Open Friday, February 5 – By Appointment Only
Provider Partnership: WMCHealth Mid-Hudson Regional Hospital

MLK Center
110 Bethune Boulevard
Spring Valley, NY
Open Friday, February 5 and Saturday, February 6 – By Appointment Only
Provider Partnership: Sun River Health

Newburgh Armory Unity Center
321 S. William Street
Newburgh, NY
Open Saturday, February 6 – By Appointment Only
Provider Partnership: Montefiore St. Luke’s Hospital

Kiley Youth Center
709 Main Street
Peekskill, NY
Open Saturday, February 6 – By Appointment Only
Provider Partnership: New York Presbyterian Hudson Valley Hospital

Capital Region
Kennedy Towers
2100 6th Avenue, #1
Troy, NY
Open Wednesday, February 3 and Thursday, February 4
Provider Partnership: St. Peters

South Mall Towers
101 S. Pearl Street
Albany, NY
Open Thursday, February 4 – Saturday, February 6
Provider Partnership: Mohawk Ambulance

Townsend Park Homes
45 Central Avenue
Albany, NY
Open Thursday, February 4 – Saturday, February 6
Provider Partnership: Mohawk Ambulance

Westview Homes
680 Central Avenue
Albany, NY
Open Thursday, February 4 – Saturday, February 6
Provider Partnership: Mohawk Ambulance

Western New York
The Belle Center
104 Maryland Street
Buffalo, NY
Open Thursday, February 4
Provider Partnership: GBUAHN/Urban Family Practice

Mt. Olive Baptist Church
701 E. Delavan Avenue
Buffalo, NY
Open Thursday, February 4
Provider Partnership: Erie County Medical Center, Kaleida Health, Community Health Center of Buffalo

Second Baptist Church
18 Church Street
Lackawanna, NY
Open Friday, February 5
Provider Partnership: Catholic Health

Wrobel Towers
800 Niagara Avenue
Niagara Falls, NY
Open Thursday, February 4
Provider Partnership: Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center

Doris Jones Family Resource Building
3001 9th Street
Niagara Falls, NY
Open Friday, February 5
Provider Partnership: Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center

Finger Lakes
Rochester Convention Center
123 Main Street
Rochester, NY
Open Saturday, February 6
Provider Partnership: Monroe County

Mt. Olive Missionary Baptist Church
70 Clark Street
Geneva, NY
Open Saturday, February 6
Provider Partnership: Ontario and Seneca Counties

This expanded deployment of Community Vaccination Kits furthers Governor Cuomo’s goal of ensuring the fair and equitable distribution of the COVID-19 vaccine.  In late 2020, the Governor announced the launch of New York’s Vaccine Equity Task Force chaired by Secretary of State Rossana Rosado, Attorney General Letitia James, National Urban League President & CEO Marc Morial, and Healthfirst President & CEO Pat Wang.  Since its establishment, the Task Force has continued work to ensure vulnerable and underserved communities are not left behind by breaking down the barriers to vaccination and ensuring there is equitable distribution of the vaccine across the state.

To facilitate this effort, New York has continued to build kits and work with public housing officials, churches, and community centers to support these efforts and deploy kits to the appropriate locations.  Each kit includes step-by-step instructions for how to set up a site, and critical supplies and equipment such as:

  • Office Supplies
  • Workstation Equipment
  • Communications Equipment
  • Cleaning Supplies
  • Lighting Equipment
  • PPE
  • Crowd/Traffic Control Equipment
  • Vials
  • Syringes
  • Room Dividers
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