Community-based program helps to vaccinate Brooklyn community
Gov. Kathy Hochul talked about getting the coronavirus vaccine into the arms of people who need it in New York City on Tuesday.
A few pop-ups in Brooklyn aim to serve the community. A community-based program, Life of Hope, is working out of Christo Rey High School.
Every Thursday, it hosts not just a vaccine pod but also a place where people can get health support and resources.
This location, along with Citadel Cathedral on Barbey Street, are two relatively new locations that have partnered up with the state as part of a Vax-to-School program.
That is 120 sites all around the state that have been or will be set up over a 12-week period to increase vaccination rates in communities that need them, especially for school-aged kids.
So far, the state says 86 sites have been set up while new sites are announced weekly.
The goal of the sites is to tailor each location to the community they’re supposed to serve, according to the state Health Department.