Federal COVID-19 Large Vaccination Site Open in NYC

Two more large-scale COVID-19 vaccination sites opened in New York City on Wednesday – the Big Apple promised higher doses than any other.

A joint partnership between the state and federal governments, the sites of Brooklyn’s Medgar Evers College and York College in Queens are designed to deliver 3,000 shots per day – in neighborhoods with low vaccination rates.

Kapil Bawa, a 62-year-old CUNY professor who was vaccinated at Medgar Evers, called the Crown Heights venue a “Godsend” – noting that he had been trying to get an appointment for two weeks with no benefit from getting vaccinated Were.

He said, “It is great to know that I am not going so risky now. The best thing about it, ”the teacher said.

The slots run by States and FEMA – which are run by State and FEMA – were quickly filled and by noon, the next available appointments at the facilities were in March, according to the State Web site to make appointments.

For the first week of appointments, vaccines are reserved for residents of nearby zip codes with low vaccination rates. The appointment will then be opened to all residents of each borough.

City data released late last month shows who is receiving the vaccine. In Crown Heights, only 4 percent of adults received a single dose.

Seriously, locals can show the person an appointment for a new appointment – an option that is not available in other city or state-run locations, much to the annoyance of those struggling with their complicated sign-up websites Have been. .

“I just went in today and got my appointment. I had no problem. I am very happy. I’m looking to live, “65-year-old D. Said Whitaker, who will return to Medgar Evers on March 6.

“It was very easy,” Whitaker said of the process, “It was quick. They ask you standard application questions about themselves. They ask for your zip code, ID.

But at least one local said that he found that the on-site system was also poorly run.

“They are disorganized,” catches 66-year-old Anthony Waters – though he eventually registered for a shot on February 26.

“I think it’s a shame how these people are supposed to represent the government and are running around like their heads where their brothers are going to be.”

At Medgar Everts College, FEMA spokesman Carr McKay called anyone who has the ability to register themselves for an appointment to do so “to make everything run a little more efficiently.”

“It helps us better help those who need help registering and the process gets a bit faster when you’re getting vaccinated,” McKay said.

Scene inside the state and FEMA mass vaccination site at York College in Queens.
View inside the state and FEMA large vaccination site at York College in Queens.
Don Pollard / Governor Andrew M. Cuomo’s Office

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