NYS partners with federal government to bring mass vaccine sites to "socially vulnerable communities"

Diana Swiga
Posted at 12:35 PM, Feb 10, 2021
and last updated 2021-02-24 17:09:48-05

NEW YORK (WKBW) — During his COVID-19 update Wednesday, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo announced the state has partnered with the federal government to bring mass COVID-19 vaccination sites to "socially vulnerable communities," across the state.

Officials say this partnership is part of an effort to expand access to the vaccine.

The first two sites will be at York College in Jamaica, Queens and at Medgar Evers College in Brooklyn. The sites will open the week of February 24 and will be able to administer approximately 3,000 vaccinations a day.

Several sites across the rest of the state are to be announced at this time.

Cuomo says these sites will receive a special federal dosage allocation and they will be staffed jointly by federal and state personnel.

"These are going to be very large sites, they're complicated operations, but they're going to address a dramatic need in bringing the vaccine to the people who need the vaccine most," said Cuomo.