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Three pop-up vaccination sites to open in Brooklyn: Cuomo

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A healthcare worker administers a shot of the COVID-19 vaccine to a woman at a pop-up vaccination site in Manhattan.
REUTERS/Mike Segar

Three pop-up vaccination centers are coming to Brooklyn this week as part of a statewide effort to speed up the vaccine’s rollout, Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced on Wednesday.

The centers will open this week along with 25 other pop-up vaccination sites scattered across the state, according to Cuomo. Combined, the sites aim to dole out 25,000 vaccinations by the end of the week, Cuomo said.

The pop-up sites — located in churches, public housing complexes, and other community centers — will prioritize vaccinating underserved people of color, who have been inoculated at slower rates than white residents, according to city data

“COVID brought the ugly truth of inequity and inequality in this country to a tipping point,” Cuomo said on Wednesday. “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.”

The centers come after the state opened the first round of pop-up sites in January. All the temporary sites administer the vaccine through kits provided by the state’s public and private partners. The state will keep deploying these kits until each of the 33 public housing complexes for seniors has its own pop-up site, said Cuomo, who claimed that the community-based centers will also help build public trust.

“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,” he said.

To make an appointment, eligible New Yorkers can visit covid19vaccine.health.ny.gov or call 1-833-NYS-4-VAX (1-833-697-4829). Check the Health Department’s website to find a vaccine provider near you, and see the list below to find pop-up vaccine sites in Brooklyn and the Bronx. 

Brooklyn

Christian Cultural Center
12020 Flatlands Avenue
Open Thurs., Feb. 4 – Sun., Feb. 7; 9 am – 9 pm
Provider Partnership: Northwell Health

United Revival Mennonite Church
390 Melrose Avenue
Open Thurs., Feb. 4, Sat, Feb. 6, and Mon, Feb. 8; 9 am – 9 pm
Provider partnership with Northwell Health

Howard Houses, Senior Adult Center
1797 Pitkin Avenue
Open Thurs., Feb. 4; 9 am – 5 pm
Provider Partnership: Doral Health

Bronx

Mt. Carmel Baptist Church
1376 Prospect Ave.
Open Thurs., Feb. 4  – Mon., Feb. 8; 9 am – 5 pm
Provider Partnership: SOMOS Community Care

Greater Eternal Baptist Church
736 Elton Ave.
Open Thurs., Feb. 4 – Sat., Feb. 6 and Mon., Feb. 8; 9 am – 5 pm
Provider Partnership: SOMOS Community Care

Bronxworks
1130 Grand Concourse
Open Sat., Feb. 6 – Wed., Feb. 10; 9 am – 5 pm
Provider Partnership: SOMOS Community Care

Boston Road Houses, R.A.I.N Boston Road Senior Center 
2424 Boston Road 
Open Sat., Feb. 6; 9 am – 5pm
Provider Partnership: SOMOS Community Care

NYCHA Castle Hill Senior Center
625 Castle Hill Ave.
Open Sat., Feb. 6 – Sun., Feb. 7; 9 am – 5 pm
Provider Partnership: SOMOS Community Care

Marble Hill Community Center
5365 Broadway
Open Sat., Feb. 6 – Sun., Feb. 7; 9 am – 5 pm
Provider Partnership: SOMOS Community Care

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