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Where to get the Covid vaccine

The Hunts Point Express and Mott Haven Herald heard enough confusion about COVID vaccination sites in the South Bronx that we decided to compile links to all providers we know about. As we learn of more sites coming online, we will update this list. Some sites offer information in English, Spanish and other languages.

The most comprehensive list of sites, with links to locations and direct appointment scheduling has been developed by the city:  https://vaccinefinder.nyc.gov/locations.  Roughly a dozen locations are listed in the South Bronx.  Enter your zip code in the upper right corner and a list of sites near you will show on the left, with links to schedule an appointment.

The pharmacy chains RiteAid and Walgreens have started to offer a limited number of vaccines at some sites in the Bronx and Upper Manhattan.  They show up on the city’s vaccinefinder website:  https://vaccinefinder.nyc.gov/locations, along with links to schedule an appointment.  It is also possible to search for appointments through the websites of these chains, but the city’s site is easier to navigate.

Yankee Stadium is now the largest site offering vaccinations for Bronx residents only.  It will operate daily from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.; Mayor Bill DeBlasio said hours would be extended once more vaccine becomes available.  Appointments can be made here: Somosvaccinations.com or by calling 1-833-766-6769. 

The city’s Health and Hospital Corp. lists its hospital and community clinic sites that offer vaccinations here – along with how to sign up for an appointment.  You can also call at:  1-877-829-4692.

https://covid19.nychealthandhospitals.org/COVIDVaxEligibility

New York State will be establishing “pop-up” vaccination sites at several NYCHA complexes, plus a handful of health centers in the South Bronx operated by SOMOS Community Care.  Inquiries are best made to SOMOS at: https://somosvaccination.mdland.com/p/covid/  or by calling 833-766-6769.

The only permanent state vaccination site in NYC is at the Javits Center in Manhattan and no appointments are currently available.

New York Presbyterian Hospital operates a vaccine site at The Armory at 620-650 W. 169th St., between Ft. Washington Ave. and Broadway, but it currently has no vaccine available.  Appointments can be made through this website: https://vaccinetogetherny.org/Pages/default.aspx  or by calling  646-697-8222.

The NYC Office of Aging has vaccine information directed at older New Yorkers on its website, noting that vaccines will be provided at no cost and that older residents who schedule a vaccine through a city site will be asked if they need transportation to get vaccinated. That information can be found at:  https://www1.nyc.gov/assets/doh/downloads/pdf/covid/covid-19-vaccine-older-adults.pdf.  The Office lists this phone number for scheduling a vaccine at a city-run site: 877-829-4692.

At all vaccination sites listed above, you must schedule an appointment to be vaccinated; walk-ins won’t be vaccinated.  Proof of the appointment and some identification will be required, although no proof of immigration status will be requested  – details will be provided upon scheduling.

Those currently eligible for vaccination include:
-Health care workers 

-Home Health aides 

-New Yorkers 65 and older

-Teachers and education workers, including child care staff 

-First responders 

-Public safety workers 

-Public transit workers

-TLC licensees 

-All food and grocery store employees and all restaurant workers 

-New Yorkers experiencing homelessness and residing in congregate settings, and staff