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Cuomo: Pop-up state vaccination sites will open on Monday

Governor Cuomo announced on Saturday, the state is setting up the first community-based vaccination sites on Monday. The Governor said this is all in an effort to make access to the vaccine fair and equitable to everyone.

Posted: Jan 23, 2021 8:24 PM
Updated: Jan 23, 2021 11:52 PM

NEW YORK, N.Y. -- Governor Cuomo announced on Saturday, the state is setting up the first community-based pop-up vaccination sites on Monday. The Governor said this is all in an effort to make access to the vaccine fair and equitable to everyone. No site is being set up in the Mohawk Valley as of yet. The is being set up in Syracuse at the People's AME Zion Church and in Albany at the Sweet Pilgrim Baptist Church.

Vaccinations at those sites are being done by appointment only.

Craig Ruttle // Associated Press

Following this weekend's deployments and as the federal vaccine supply increases, New York will continue to deploy these kits until pop-up sites have been established at all 33 NYCHA Senior Housing Developments which house more than 7,600 seniors. Pop-up locations will also be established at other public housing complexes statewide, as well as at more than 300 churches and cultural centers that have volunteered to house these sites through Governor Cuomo's Vaccine Equity Task Force.

"This is a war. Think of it like a war. And we've had generations who went to war, and 329 days is not long when you are at war, right? We had generations that spent years at war. Concept of fatigue, "well, I'm tired." This is a fight. And when you tire before the enemy tires, you know what happens? The enemy wins. We don't have the luxury of fatigue. We let our guard down, that beast will rise up and will defeat us. There's also a notion that, "well, you know, people get sick with COVID, but people survive, so I'm not that afraid of COVID." Don't get cocky with COVID," said Cuomo

These sites will reopen 3 weeks later to administer second doses of the vaccine.

New York Coronavirus Cases

County data is updated nightly.

Cases: 1656684

Reported Deaths: 47818
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Queens2129278804
Kings2121249144
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Nassau1492512926
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Genesee4420118
Madison385485
Clinton364526
Livingston355856
Tompkins346142
Columbia340596
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Greene265071
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Lewis207330
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