Gov. Cuomo tours new COVID-19 vaccination site at Medgar Evers College

The college will open on Wednesday with the capacity to vaccinate 3,000 people a day.

News 12 Staff

Feb 22, 2021, 10:51 PM

Updated 1,208 days ago

Share:

The largest vaccination site in the state is slated to open this week in Brooklyn, and on Monday the governor toured the site.
Gov. Andrew Cuomo stopped by Medgar Evers College as preparations are underway to begin vaccinating thousands of people there.
The college will open on Wednesday with the capacity to vaccinate 3,000 people a day. 
The location was chosen to give the vaccine to the communities that were hit hardest by the coronavirus. 
"This is the truth about COVID: COVID discriminates. COVID highlighted the injustice and racism in society,” said Gov. Cuomo. 
The location is prioritizing appointments for people who live in the surrounding Brooklyn community. 
In an effort to increase access, the Metropolitan Transportation Authority launched a pilot program to enhance bus service from NYCHA and community centers to the vaccination site. 
Gov. Cuomo partnered with local leaders to also address distrust surrounding the vaccine. 
“We know that this vaccine will end this crisis. It has already taken so much from communities of color, from our NYCHA residents, from our churches, from our families. I encourage residents in the qualifying areas for this site to come down and get the vaccine,” said Gov. Cuomo. 
The site will begin vaccinating on Wednesday. 
People can get an appointment online, by phone, or by walking in and signing up for one.


More from News 12