The vaccine will be offered to people 65 and older by appointment at the 168th Street Armory, beginning Thursday, January 14, 2021.
“Our communities have overcome incredible challenges, even as we have been devastated by this deadly pandemic and suffered tremendous loss,” said Rep. Espaillat. “I’m grateful to New York-Presbyterian and all the frontline workers, who have been here for our community through this pandemic, and I am thrilled they will be able to offer the COVID-19 vaccine to people 65 and older, a significant step in stopping the spread of this virus. With the help of this vaccine, which has been tested and produced based on science and proven to be safe and effective, we will get through this together, and we will build back stronger and better than ever before. I encourage my eligible constituents to sign up for an appointment.
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“My office is working closely with New York State officials to launch a major drive-thru COVID-19 vaccine location in my district for taxi and livery drivers and other essential personnel who continue to provide services on the frontlines during this public health crisis.”
People who are 65 and older are now eligible to receive the vaccine. To receive the vaccine at the Armory, those eligible must schedule their appointment through Connect, the hospital’s online patient service.
To sign up, simply click here, fill out the required information, and create a username and password.
As vaccine supplies may be limited, you will receive a notification through Connect when appointments become available.
For more information or to register for Connect, please visit VaccineTogetherNY.org or call 646-697-VACC. Appointments are required and need to be made through Connect.
Representative Espaillat is the first Dominican American to serve in the U.S. House of Representatives and his congressional district includes Harlem, East Harlem, West Harlem, Hamilton Heights, Washington Heights, Inwood, Marble Hill and the north-west Bronx.
First elected to Congress in 2016, Representative Espaillat is serving his third term in Congress. Representative Espaillat currently serves as a member of the influential U.S. House Committee on Appropriations responsible for funding the federal government’s vital activities.
He is also a member of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus (CHC), where he serves as the Second Vice Chair and is a member of the Congressional Progressive Caucus, where he serves as Deputy Whip. Representative Espaillat also currently serves as a Senior Whip of the Democratic Caucus.