Governor Andrew M. Cuomo announced today that eligible New Yorkers in Buffalo, Rochester, Albany and Yonkers will schedule appointments to receive the COVID-19 vaccine at state FEMA vaccination sites in the community scheduled for Wednesday, March 3 can agree the four cities. The four vaccination centers will be in operation between 8 a.m. and 8 p.m. daily and each site has the capacity to deliver 1,000 doses per day. These sites are part of New York State's ongoing efforts to address vaccine reluctance and bring the vaccine to communities underserved by traditional health facilities.
Eligible New Yorkers can schedule appointments through the New York website, Am I Eligible, or the state COVID-19 vaccination hotline at 1-833-NYS-4-VAX (1-833-697-4829). Appointments can also be made by visiting the locations from Wednesday, March 3rd. In the first week of planning, appointments at the four locations are initially reserved specifically for New Yorkers who are currently eligible for vaccinations in areas with low vaccination rates. After one week, appointments will be made available to all residents of the districts served by the location at each location.
"From day one, our top priority has been ensuring the equitable distribution of the vaccine by setting up vaccination sites right in the communities hardest hit by the pandemic." Governor Cuomo said. "These four locations in Buffalo, Rochester, Albany and Yonkers give New Yorkers living in areas with low vaccination rates and high COVID positivity rates first priority appointments. I encourage anyone in these regions who are eligible to schedule an appointment quickly The vaccine is safe and effective, but it can only work if we get it into people's arms. The more shots we administer, the faster we can correct the injustice suffered by our underserved communities and achieve our goal to become the first COVID. free state. "
The locations and approved postcodes are as follows:
Buffalo: Delavan Grider Community Center
877 East Delavan Avenue
Permitted postcodes: 14209, 14201, 14208, 14213, 14211, 14215, 14214, 14204, 14222, 14212
Rochester: Former Kodak Hawkeye Parking Lot
1345 St. Paul Street
Valid postcodes: 14605, 14613, 14611, 14608, 14621, 14619, 14606, 14615, 14614, 14609, 14604, 14603
Albany, Schenectady, Troy: Washington Avenue Armory
195 Washington Avenue
Valid postcodes: 12202, 12206, 12210, 12209, 12207, 12222, 12180, 12307, 12308, 12305, 12304
Yonkers and Mount Vernon: New York National Guard Amory
2 Quincy Place
Valid postcodes: 10705, 10701, 10550, 10553, 10704, 10703, 10552
With support from FEMA, the U.S. Department of Health, the Department of Defense, and other federal agencies, these locations will mobilize clinical and non-clinical personnel and federal contractors who will work with the New York State National Guard and local leaders and community-based organizations, to set up and operate these websites. Each location is tailored to the needs of the particular community it serves.
Similar to the FEMA locations in Brooklyn and Queens State that opened this week, appointments at these four locations will initially be reserved specifically for New Yorkers currently eligible for vaccination in areas with low vaccination rates. After one week, appointments at each location are made available to all residents of the host country or the specified target region of the location.
In late 2020, the governor announced the launch of the New York Vaccine Equity Task Force, chaired by Secretary of State Rossana Rosado, President and CEO of the National Urban League, Marc Morial, and President and CEO of Healthfirst, Pat Wang. Since its inception, the task force has continued to work to ensure vulnerable and underserved communities are not left behind by removing barriers to vaccination and ensuring equitable distribution of vaccine across the state.
In addition, New York has set up more than 104 temporary community-based pop-up vaccination sites in churches, community centers, and public housing complexes directly in communities across the state that have been underserved by traditional health systems. As of January 15, these locations have enabled approximately 45,000 New Yorkers to receive their first dose of COVID-19 vaccine at these community-based pop-up locations. After the first doses are given, the sites are restored three weeks later to give the second doses.
New York will continue to set up these popup sites until they are placed on all 33 NYCHA Senior Housing Developments that house more than 7,600 seniors. Pop-up locations will continue to be set up in other public housing complexes across the state, as well as in more than 300 churches and cultural centers that have volunteered to house these locations through Governor Cuomo's Vaccine Equity Task Force.