Brooklyn & Queens COVID-19 Vaccination Sites Now Open To Qualifying Borough Residents


The massive-scale state vaccination websites in Brooklyn and Queens at the moment are open to all residents of these boroughs who meet the medical, occupational or age necessities, with 1000’s of appointments slots each day.

The websites at Medgar Evers Faculty in Crown Heights will serve Brooklyn residents and York Faculty in Jamaica will serve Queens residents. Every has the capability to manage out 3,000 doses a day.

Final week, the 2 websites had been vaccinating residents from particular ZIP codes however at the moment are open borough-wide.

New Yorkers have praised the effectivity and pleasant staffing on the websites:

Appointments are required and will be made on-line or by calling the state’s COVID-19 Vaccination Hotline at 1-833-NYS-4-VAX (1-833-697-4829).

The Brooklyn and Queens websites additionally provide the power to make appointments in particular person, if web entry is a matter. At Medgar Evers Faculty Wednesday, workers with the volunteer group AmeriCorps directed folks to 2 strains—one for these with appointments and one for these with out to go inside to enroll in a slot.

The state’s seven-day common positivity price was 3.18% Friday, Governor Andrew Cuomo introduced, calling it the bottom since November twenty sixth, 2020.

There have been 85 deaths from COVID-19 within the state Friday, together with ten folks within the Bronx, 15 folks in Brooklyn, 8 folks in Manhattan, 18 folks in Queens, and three folks on Staten Island.

There have been 5,445 sufferers hospitalized within the state, a lower of 181 sufferers since Thursday and the bottom quantity since December twelfth, 2020, Cuomo stated.

Of these sufferers, 1,121 folks had been in intensive care models, a lower of 11 sufferers since Thursday. Of the ICU sufferers, 753 folks had been intubated, a lower of 18 sufferers since Thursday.

“New Yorkers have proven power and resilience all through the COVID-19 pandemic, and we’ll want extra of it as we work to get everybody vaccinated throughout the state,” Cuomo stated in a launch Saturday. “The footrace between the positivity price and the vaccination price is progressing in our favor and we have been in a position to reopen completely different sectors of our economic system, however we nonetheless want extra vaccines to propel us over the end line. We now have repeatedly opened extra vaccination websites as our provide permits, and we’re able to get photographs in arms as shortly and pretty as attainable as our allocations improve. We are able to get to the sunshine on the finish of the tunnel, however we’ll want to remain protected and vigilant and take care of our fellow New Yorkers.”

The Meals and Drug Administration is poised to approve a possible single-shot vaccine made by Johnson and Johnson, which was unanimously really helpful by a key advisory panel Friday.

Up to now, Pfizer and Moderna have produced the two-dose vaccines utilized in the USA beneath an emergency use authorization from the FDA. The Washington Put up reported scientists from Johnson & Johnson informed the FDA panel that their “single-shot vaccine was 66 p.c efficient in defending towards instances of average to extreme sickness in a big, international trial, and 85 p.c efficient towards extreme instances.”