This Monday, January 4, the application of doses began at various points in the Big Apple, for the first part of the population that is a priority to receive the vaccine
From the first months of the virus, New York positioned as the epicenter of the pandemic, being severely hit in both the number of contagions and deaths.
Undoubtedly – therefore – it is one of the places around the world where the most expectations of a rapid vaccine were concentrated. And now, from this Monday, January 4, all candidates – according to priority stipulations – to be vaccinated against COVID-19 in the Big Apple will be able to access the doses at different sites located throughout the US metropolis.
Vaccination Program in New York
New Yorkers who prefer to be vaccinated are, first, health workers who support coronavirus patients who are high-risk, i.e. those on the front line in the fight against the virus. This includes any health care that is involved with a high risk of contagion, including those engaged in outpatient hospital and community care.
Residents and staff of nursing homes and other long-term care facilities are also included; health workers at COVID-19 testing sites; employees in high-risk hospitals and federally qualified health centers; those are part of the first line of the Emergency Medical Service (EMS).
Forensic doctors and funeral workers who have direct contact with infectious material and body fluids infected with the virus may also be vaccinated; staff and residents of group living facilities managed by New York State Offices for people with developmental disabilities, mental health services and supports, and addictions; emergency care providers; the same staff who administer COVID-19 vaccines; as well as dental practice workers.
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After these sectors of the citizenry are covered, the New York authorities will continue to report who the next ones are.
Where vaccination points are located
NYC Health + Hospitals: These centers will be open seven days a week, from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Their hospital locations are:
-545 East 142nd Street, Bronx
-1225 Gerard Avenue, Bronx
-2094 Pitkin Avenue, Brooklyn
-100 North Portland Avenue, Brooklyn
-227 Madison Street, Manhattan
-165 Vanderbilt Avenue, Staten Island (East with limited hours; 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. weekdays )
New York City Department of Health Covid-19 Vaccination Clinics:
In these places the vaccination started this Tuesday January 5 and will last until Saturday 9; from 8 in the morning to 7. The locations of its centers are:
-125 Worth Street, Manhattan
-158 East 115th Street, Manhattan
New York City Department of Health Coronavirus Vaccination Clinics:
In these sites, the candidates will only be vaccinated on Sunday, January 10, from 9 in the morning to 7, and they are located at:
- Bushwick Educational Campus, 400 Irving Avenue, Brooklyn
- Hillcrest High School, 160-05 Highland Avenue, Queens
- South Bronx Educational Campus, 701 St. Ann’s Avenue, Bronx
Likewise, in the following days, the New York authorities will continue to publicize through their internet portal more sites where anticovid doses can be accessed.
There are a couple of details that need to be taken into account.
In all the aforementioned places, an appointment is required (those who do not fall into the category of vaccination program, already described, are asked to please refrain from registering at this time).
Also if the person to be vaccinated is part of a hospital network, an urgent care center, federally qualified health centers, or a congregate setting associated with New York State offices for people with developmental disabilities, services and mental health and addiction supports should contact their employer to get the vaccine.
While the other candidate groups, including health care workers who are not affiliated with a hospital and funeral workers, they need to first check with their managers or people in charge to see if other vaccination plans have already been developed.
What to do before you go to the appointment
According to the provisions of the health authorities website, the people to be vaccinated must complete the New York State COVID-19 vaccination form, which will be verified before applying the dose. Proof of employment, such as an employee identification card, a letter from your employer or affiliated organization, or a recent payout voucher, must also be carried.
In addition, it is recommended to reschedule the appointment if the person is not sure of the day and time that was assigned.
And, highly mandatory: wear a mask on the day of the appointment. Otherwise, you will not be allowed access to vaccine application sites.