Sites Will Vaccinate 3,850 People This Week and Bolster State’s Commitment to Ensuring Fairness and Equity in Vaccine Distribution Process

Community-Based ‘Pop Up’ Vaccination Sites Have Enabled Approximately 42,500 New Yorkers to Receive First Dosage of Vaccine

 Vaccinations are By Appointment Only; Scheduling is Conducted Directly Through Host Site or Partner Provider That Work with Community Leaders and Organizations to Reach Eligible New Yorkers in Each Specific Community

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced 13 community-based pop-up vaccination sites coming online this week at community centers, public housing complexes and cultural centers. These sites are expected to vaccinate 3,850 people throughout the week, with more sites coming online every week. Since January 15, more than 90 community-based pop-up sites have enabled approximately 42,500 New Yorkers to receive their first COVID-19 vaccine dose. As has been the case with previous pop-up sites, these sites will be re-established in three weeks to administer second doses. 


Moving forward as the federal vaccine supply increases, New York will continue to establish these sites 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 impacted communities of color at much higher rate, and it exposed the inequalities that have existed in our nation’s health care system for decades,” Governor Cuomo said. “From day one we have made the fair and equitable distribution of the vaccine a top priority, but two issues still exist, especially in our Black and Brown communities – accessibility and skepticism. These pop-up sites allow us to work with the local leaders and trusted voices in those communities that were hit the hardest by COVID, helping to ensure access to and instill confidence in the vaccine, while also furthering our goal to vaccinate every single New Yorker.”


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. Appointments are scheduled directly with the host site or partner provider who work with community organizations and community leaders to identify New Yorkers from that specific community who are eligible to obtain a vaccination. The 13 sites being established this week are located at the addresses below:

New York City

First Baptist Church of Crown Heights
450 Eastern Parkway
Brooklyn, NY
Opens Saturday, February 20; Hours: 10AM-6PM

Harvest Fields Community Church
2626 E. Tremont Avenue
Bronx, NY
Opens Saturday, February 20; Hours: 9AM-5PM

Allen Community Senior Center
166-01 Linden Blvd
Jamaica, NY
Opens Saturday, February 20; Hours: 10AM-6PM

NYCHA Fort Washington Houses
99 Fort Washington Avenue
New York, NY
Opens Saturday, February 20; Hours: 9AM-5PM

Central Family Life Center
59 Wright Street
Staten Island, NY
Opens Saturday, February 20; Hours: 9AM-5PM

Long Island

Most Holy Trinity Parish
79 Buell Lane
East Hampton, NY
Opens Friday, February 19; Hours: 10AM-2PM

Hudson Valley

Haverstraw Community Center
50 W. Broad Street
Haverstraw, NY
Opens Friday, February 19;
 Hours: 9AM-5PM **all appointments already filled**

Port Chester Senior Center
222 Grace Church Street
Port Chester, NY
Opens Friday, February 19;
 Hours: 9AM-5PM **all appointments already filled**

Capital Region

Schenectady City Mission
425 Hamilton Street
Schenectady, NY
Opens Friday, February 19; Hours: Friday 12-8PM and Saturday 9AM-5PM **all appointments already filled** 

Western New York

Native American Community Services
1005 Grant Street
Buffalo, NY
Opens Saturday, February 20; Hours: 9AM-2PM **all appointments already filled** 

Finger Lakes

Trenton and Pamela Jackson R-Center
485 N. Clinton Avenue
Rochester, NY
Opens Saturday, February 20; Hours: 9AM-5PM

Central New York
Boys & Girls Club
Shonnard Street
Syracuse, NY
Opens Thursday, February 18; Hours: 12-3:30PM

Southern Tier

Beverly J. Martin Elementary School
302 W. Buffalo Street
Ithaca, NY
Opens Friday
, February 19; Hours: 10AM-4PM

This continued development of community-based ‘pop up’ vaccination sites furthers Governor Cuomo’s mandate 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. 


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