Bolstering State’s Commitment to Ensuring Fairness and Equity in Vaccine Distribution Process

Community-Based ‘Pop Up’ Vaccination Sites Have Enabled Over 54,000 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 14 community-based pop-up vaccination sites are coming online this week at public housing developments, churches, community centers, schools and fire stations. These sites are expected to vaccinate more than 4,000 people throughout the week. Since January 15, 135 community-based pop-up sites administered more than 54,000 first doses and more than 41,000 second doses of the COVID-19 vaccine. 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.

“Our strategically placed pop-up sites have been invaluable in helping us reach New Yorkers living in vulnerable communities and to make the vaccine accessible to them,” Governor Cuomo said. “We will continue to work with trusted community leaders to address hesitancy around the vaccine and correct the injustice that poor communities suffered when COVID ambushed our state. The vaccine works, and we will use every tool at our disposal to make sure Black and Brown New Yorkers are not left behind in the distribution process.”

The establishment of many of these vaccination sites was made possible 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 14 sites being established this week are located at the addresses below:

St. Elizabeth Church
268 Wadsworth Avenue
New York, NY
Open: Thursday, March 11, 9:00 AM-5:00 PM

NYCHA Pedro Albizu Campos Plaza I
635 E 12th Street
New York, NY
Open: Friday, March 12, 9:00 AM-5:00 PM

Twin Parks East (Site 9)
2070 Clinton Avenue
Bronx, NY
Open: Friday, March 12, 9:00 AM-5:00 PM

Church of the Mediator
260 West 231 Street
Bronx, NY
Open: Friday, March 12, 9:00 AM-5:00 PM

Flushing Town Hall
137-35 Northern Blvd
Queens, NY
Open: Friday, March 12 and Saturday, March 13, 9:00 AM-5:00 PM

Palmetto Gardens
85 Palmetto Street
Brooklyn, NY
Open: Friday, March 12, 9:00 AM-5:00 PM

Our Lady Mt. Carmel
285 Clove Road
Staten Island, NY
Open: Sunday, March 14, 9:00 AM-5:00 PM

First Baptist Church of Riverhead
1018 Northville Turnpike
Riverhead, NY
Open: Friday, March 12, 8:00 AM-12:00 PM

Glen Cove YMCA
125 Dosoris Lane
Glen Cove, NY
Open: Thursday, March 11,8:00 AM-12:00 PM

Thomas H Slater Center
2 Fisher Court
White Plains, NY
Open: Saturday, March 13, 9:00 AM-4:00 PM **appointments at this site are all filled

Monticello Raceway
204 NY-17B
Monticello, NY
Open: Friday, March 12, 10:00 AM-4:00 PM **appointments at this site are all filled

Barakah Muslim Charity
584 Jefferson Avenue
Rochester, NY
Open: Saturday, March 13, 9:00 AM-4:00 PM

Oneida Towers
242 Main Street
Oneida, NY
Open: Friday, March 12, 12:00 PM-6:00 PM

Faith Temple Community Church
722 Standish Street
Elmira, NY
Open: Friday, March 12, 1:30 PM-4:30 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, 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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