covid vaccine

Essential Workers #GetVaccinated

March 10, 2021 // 0 Comments

Melissa Tirado, Clerical 4   Client Navigator at North Central Bronx Hospital  “I work in the COVID clinic at North Central Bronx Hospital. I am a bridge between the patient and the hospital. I do all the legwork, making appointments for patients to be tested and vaccinated and get their follow-up shot. I also coordinate their appointments for other hospital services. If patients need ambulatory care, or specialty services like surgical or medical, anything they need we schedule for them for their convenience. The COVID Clinic is a testing and immunization site for the public and the staff at North Central. On opening day, we saw 250 patients. Now about 150 patients and dozens of staff come in daily.  When the pandemic began, we were hit so badly. My 7-hour shift and overtime mean I work 12 hour days. We were scared. I could feel the uncertainty. I could feel the anxiety. In our [More...]


January 15, 2021 // 0 Comments

The City of New York’s Vaccine Command Center is inviting you to join a virtual town hall event, featuring Dr. Jay Varma, Senior Public Health Advisor to the Mayor, for the latest information about the COVID-19 vaccine. This will be an excellent opportunity for New York City staff to learn more about the vaccines, vaccine safety, how/where they are being distributed, and more. This event will be held on the following dates to accommodate employees, work schedules:  Fri., Jan. 15, 11 a.m.  Tues., Jan. 19, 1 p.m.  Wed., Jan. 20, 7 p.m.  Thurs., Jan. 21, 6 p.m.  Mon., Jan. 25, 6 p.m.  Question and Answer sessions will follow. Submit your questions in advance, and Dr. Varma and DOHMH staff will address as many as possible during the event. Please submit your questions through this link by 8 a.m. on the day of the briefing you plan to attend. Dial-in here at the time of the event: [More...]

City Rolls Out COVID Vaccine and AFSCME Town Hall Jan. 12 at 6 p.m.

January 11, 2021 // 0 Comments

By DIANE S. WILLIAMS The City of New York and other employers where DC 37 members work are rolling out plans to distribute COVID-19 vaccines for their employees. New York City is currently vaccinating certain groups of people in phases determined by New York State starting with 1a classified frontline essential workers at hospitals and other health care facilities.  Additionally, Mayor de Blasio said New York City will open five vaccination sites on Monday, Jan. 11 for 1b classified workers, which includes some 1.3 million frontline essential workers who are police, firefighters, teachers, homeless shelter workers, correction officers, and persons age 75 and older. Inoculation is voluntary and free at worksites. The two FDA-approved COVID-19 vaccines, manufactured by Pfizer-BioN Tech and Moderna, require two doses that are administered several weeks apart.  Your agency will notify you [More...]