Published On: January 27, 20225.6 min read124 words

Community center turns into pop-up vaccine site for NYCHA tenants

 News 12 Staff

As part of the Bronx Rising Initiative, a local community center in the Bronx transformed into a pop-up vaccine site to provide COVID-19 vaccinations for NYCHA tenants aged 64 years and older. The Morris Heights Health Center administered the Moderna shots, aiming to increase vaccine access for seniors and vulnerable residents living in public housing. Many tenants expressed gratitude for the convenience of having a vaccine site within their community, as it allowed them to receive the shot easily. The organizers’ goal is to vaccinate around 15,000 NYCHA tenants in the Bronx within two months, but they stress the need for support from the federal government to ensure the vaccine reaches those most at risk of the coronavirus.

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