NYC to open new vaccination site April 7 in Chelsea

by PDM STAFF

Google’s Offices at an Art Deco multi-use building located at 111 Eighth Avenue (between Eighth and Ninth Avenues and 15th and 16th Streets) in the Chelsea neighborhood of the Manhattan borough of New York City. | Photo by Dockdruming via Flickr/Creative Commons

NEW YORK- New York City has a new vaccination site opening on April 7 at the Fulton Community Center in Chelsea, Manhattan, located at 119 Ninth Avenue. The site is hosted by Hudson Guild and operated by Daybreak Health. It will offer 200 appointments per day or 1000 per week, from Tuesday through Saturday.

“Technology is going to help fuel New York City’s recovery, including getting more New Yorkers vaccinated. I thank Google and Hudson Guild for their partnership to open this new site, and I encourage all eligible New Yorkers, especially NYCHA residents, to get vaccinated as soon as possible,” said Mayor Bill de Blasio.

The site will prioritize vaccination appoints for nearby NYCHA residents, including residents at the Fulton Houses and Chelsea-Elliott Houses, focusing on reaching seniors. In partnership with Hudson Guild and NYCHA, the City will conduct outreach to eligible NYCHA residents to help them get the facts about the vaccine, answer questions, and sign them up for appointments.

“The opening of a new vaccination site in Chelsea that prioritizes nearby NYCHA residents and focuses on reaching seniors, hosted by Hudson Guild, is great news and is exactly the kind of City and neighborhood partnership that will help keep New Yorkers healthy and protected from COVID-19,” said Manhattan Borough President Gale A. Brewer. “Additionally, Google’s investment in marketing this site will help increase the vaccine site’s reach and accessibility. “

Starting April 12, eligible New Yorkers will also be able to make an appointment at this location by visiting nyc.gov/vaccinefinder or by calling 877-VAX-4NYC. Additional days and appointments will be available as supply increases citywide.

Google, whose NYC headquarters is located down the block from the Fulton Houses, provides the City with support worth over $1 million to help vaccinate vulnerable communities in NYC. This includes $750,000 in advertising grants to help ensure New Yorkers can easily find where, when, and how to get a vaccine. Google is also providing a $330,000 Google.org grant to Hudson Guild to set up a community vaccination center located in the Fulton Houses NYCHA campus serving the Fulton Houses, Chelsea Elliot Houses, and the NYCHA community citywide.

“Google recognizes that equitable population vaccination is a complex problem to solve, and we’re committed to doing our part. We are pleased to partner with the Mayor and Hudson Guild to announce a $1M Google commitment to help vaccinate vulnerable communities in New York. This includes ad grants to help ensure New Yorkers can easily find where, when, and how to get a vaccine and a Google.org grant to set up a community vaccination center in the Fulton Houses NYCHA campus,” said Dr. Karen DeSalvo, Chief Health Officer at Google Health.

“Since its inception, Hudson Guild has always worked to bridge the gap, reconnecting our neighbors to available resources in the community. The collaboration with Google and the City of New York is no different. We are proud to be able to work alongside these partners to help more people receive their vaccinations,” said Ken Jockers, Executive Director of Hudson Guild.

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