Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced 16 community-based pop-up vaccination sites are coming online over the next week at churches, public housing developments and community centers. These sites are expected to vaccinate more than 4,500 people throughout the week. Since January 15, more than 145 community-based pop-up sites administered more than 55,000 first doses of the COVID-19 vaccine. As has been the case with previous pop-up sites, these sites will be re-established in three weeks to administer second doses.
Moving forward as the federal vaccine supply increases, New York will continue to establish these sites at all 33 NYCHA Senior Housing Developments, which house more than 7,600 seniors. Pop-up locations will also continue to be established at other public housing complexes statewide, as well as at more than 300 churches and community centers which have volunteered to house these sites through Governor Cuomo’s Vaccine Equity Task Force.
Governor Cuomo remarked on the pop-up sites planned for next week and beyond. “We are ramping up our vaccine distribution system to match increases in supply, but a distribution system can’t just grow – it has to grow equitably. That’s why from the outset we’ve prioritized the fair and equitable distribution of the vaccine through special efforts like pop-up sites that are being established in the communities that were hit hardest by COVID to help ensure underserved New Yorkers are not left behind in the distribution process.”
WESTERN NEW YORK POP-UP VACCINATION SITES
Northwest Buffalo Community Center
155 Lawn Avenue
Buffalo, NY 14207
Open: Friday, March 19, 9AM – 4PM
River Walk Plaza
121 Bolivar Road
Wellsville, NY 14895
Open: Thursday, March 18, 9AM – 7PM