From the first months of the virus, NY it was positioned as the epicenter of the pandemic, being severely hit both in number of infections and deaths.
For this reason, it is one of the places in the world where the highest expectations of a rapid vaccine were concentrated. And now, since last Monday, January 4, all candidates – according to the priority stipulations – to be vaccinated against COVID-19 in the Big Apple will be able to access the doses in different sites located throughout the American metropolis.
Those vaccinated in New York
New Yorkers who have a preference to be vaccinated are, In the first place, workers in the health sector who care for patients infected with the coronavirus who are high risk, that is, those who are on the front line in the fight against the virus. This includes all health workers who are involved with a high risk of contagion, including those engaged in hospital and community outpatient care.
Likewise, the residents and staff of nursing homes and other long-term care facilities; the workers of the health sector found in the COVID-19 testing sites; the employees in high-risk hospitals and federally qualified healthcare facilities; those who are part of the first line of the emergency medical service (EMS).
They can also go to get vaccinated coroners and funeral workers who have direct contact with infectious material and body fluids infected with the virus; he staff and residents of group living facilities administered by the New York State Offices for people with developmental disabilities, mental health and addiction services and supports; the urgent care providers; the same staff who administer vaccines against COVID-19; as well as the dental office workers.
After these sectors of the citizenry are covered, New York authorities will continue to report who the next ones are.
Where are the vaccination points
* 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 Along Avenue, Brooklyn
-100 North Portland Avenue, Brooklyn
-227 Madison Street, Manhattan
-165 Vanderbilt Avenue, Staten Island (este con un limited hours; all week, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.)
* 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 in the afternoon. The locations of its centers are:
-125 Worth Street, Manhattan
-158 East 115th Street, Manhattan
* New York City Department of Health COVID-19 Vaccine Center: In these sites, candidates will only be vaccinated on the day Sunday, January 10, from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m., and are located at:
-Campus educativo Bushwick, 400 Irving Avenue, Brooklyn
-Hillcrest High School, 160-05 Highland Avenue, Queens
-Campus educativo del sur del Bronx, 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, a prior appointment is required (those who do not fall into the category of vaccinated, 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, the instruction is that they contact their employer to receive the vaccine.
While the other candidate groups, including healthcare 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 going to the appointment
In accordance with the provisions of the health authorities website, the people who will be vaccinated must complete the COVID-19 vaccination form New York State, which will be verified prior to dosing. Proof of employment must also be carried, such as an employee identification card, a letter from your employer or affiliated organization, or a recent pay stub.
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 your appointment. Otherwise you will not be allowed access to the vaccine application sites.