12 Community-Based Pop-Up Vaccination Sites Coming Online This Week to Vaccinate More Than 3,700 New Yorkers

Sites Will Vaccinate More Than 3,700 People This Week and Bolster State’s Commitment to Ensuring Fairness and Equity in Vaccine Distribution Process

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Community-Based ‘Pop Up’ Vaccination Sites Have Enabled Over 46,000 New Yorkers to Receive First Dosage of Vaccine

Host Sites and Partner Providers Conduct Outreach Within Their Communities and Work with Community Leaders and Organizations to Identify Eligible New Yorkers and Schedule Vaccination Appointments

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced 12 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 more than 3,700 people throughout the week, with more sites coming online every week. Since January 15, more than 100 community-based pop-up sites administered over 46,000 first doses of the 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.

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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.

“Community-based vaccination sites are a key component of New York’s effort to ensure all eligible New Yorkers have a chance to get the vaccine quickly and fairly, right in their community,” Governor Cuomo said. “Social equity and fairness has been at the center of our response, but this isn’t purely an access issue. We need New Yorkers to trust the vaccine and actually take it. We’re tackling skepticism and distrust head-on through our local partnerships and pop-up sites and bringing the vaccine directly in the communities that have been hit hardest by this pandemic.”

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. Host sites and partner providers conduct outreach within their communities and work with community leaders and organizations to identify eligible New Yorkers and schedule vaccination appointments. The 12 sites being established this week are located at the addresses below:

New York City
Middletown Plaza NYCHA
3033 Middletown Road
Bronx, NY 10461
Open: February 25, 2021; 9:00 AM-5:00 PM

Wayside Baptist Church

1746 Broadway
Brooklyn, NY 11207
Open: February 25, 2021-February 26, 2021; 9:00 AM-6:00 PM

Convent Avenue Baptist Church
420 W 145th St
New York, NY 10031

Open: February 26, 2021; 9:00 AM-5:00 PM

Long Island
Freeport Recreation Center
130 East Merrick Road
Freeport, NY11520
Open: February 25, 2021; 8:00 AM-12:00 PM

La Espiguita Soccer
1795 Brentwood Road
Brentwood, NY 11717
Open: February 26, 2021; 8:00 AM-12:00 PM

Central New York
Boys & Girls Club – East
2100 E Fayette Street

Syracuse, NY 13224
Open: February 26, 2021; 9:00 AM-5:00 PM

Hudson Valley
Mulberry House Senior Center
62-70 West Main Street
Middletown, NY 10940
Open: February 27, 2021; 9:00 AM-4:00 PM
**all appointments already filled**

Newburgh Armory Unity Center
321 S William Street
Newburgh, NY 12550
Open: February 26, 2021; 9:00 AM-3:00 PM
**all appointments already filled**

Mt. Kisco Senior Center
198 Carpenter Avenue
Mt. Kisco, NY 10549
Open: February 27, 2021; 9:00 AM-5:00 PM
**all appointments already filled**

Southern Tier
American Civic Association
131 Front St
Binghamton, NY 13905
Open: February 26, 2021; 9:00 AM-4:30 PM

Finger Lakes
Livingston County Department of Social Services
1 Murray Hill Campus
Mt. Morris, NY 14510
Open: February 27, 2021; 9:00 AM-12:00 PM
**all appointments already filled**

Mohawk Valley
Riverfront Center
1290 Riverfront Center
Amsterdam, NY 12010
Open: February 27, 2021
10:00 AM-2:00 PM

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.