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Three new COVID-19 Vaccine Hubs located in the Bronx, Queens, and Brooklyn opened today, January 10, 2021. Twelve additional Hubs will open next week across the five boroughs, adding to the over 125 sites that are currently up and running for eligible New Yorkers citywide.
During a press conference held at the South Bronx Educational Campus COVID-19 Vaccine Hub, Health Commissioner Dr. Dave. A. Chokshi, announced the three Hubs will start with the capacity to vaccinate a total of 5,000 to 7,000 people per day and will be open seven days per week from 9:00am-7:00pm. The Hubs are staffed by Health Department staff and trained volunteers through the Medical Reserve Corps.
The list of New Yorkers who are currently eligible for vaccine includes high-risk healthcare workers, staff and residents at long-term care facilities and other front-line staff in patient-facing roles. Starting January 11, 2021, New Yorkers in 1b, which includes first responders and those 75 years and older, will be eligible to make appointments.
Health Department COVID-19 Vaccine Hub Locations:
South Bronx Educational Campus (701 St. Ann’s Avenue)
Bushwick Educational Campus (400 Irving Avenue)
Hillcrest High School (160-05 Highland Avenue, Jamaica)
New Yorkers can visit the Health Department’s Vaccine Locations page to find more locations currently administering the COVID-19 vaccine. NYS requires the provider administering the vaccine to check completion of the form. Additionally, eligible New Yorkers will need to bring proof of employment, such as an employee ID card, a letter from an employer or affiliated organization, or a recent pay stub.