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.