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White Plains church among first ‘pop-up’ vaccination sites

News 12 has learned that eight of these vaccination kits have been sent out this week, and the Calvary Baptist Church in White Plains is the only site in the region to get one.

News 12 Staff

Jan 19, 2021, 5:22 PM

Updated 1,244 days ago

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A church in White Plains is one of the state’s first “pop-up” vaccination sites, as more venues continue to open up around New York state and the Hudson Valley .
As New York state expanded the eligibility guidelines for COVID-19 vaccinations, they needed more places for people to go and actually get the vaccine.
State health officials have been building what they call Community Vaccination Kits to send to churches and cultural centers in New York City, Long Island, and Westchester.
News 12 has learned that eight of these vaccination kits have been sent out this week, and the Calvary Baptist Church in White Plains is the only site in the region to get one.
These kits include step-by-step instructions for how to set up a site with critical supplies and equipment, including everything from office supplies and privacy curtains, to syringes, and even crowd and traffic control equipment.
Gov. Andrew Cuomo says the purpose is to distribute the COVID-19 vaccine to communities of color and low-income communities that are under served by health care institutions
People will not be able to just show up at these sites. You must still make an appointment through the state Department of Health website.


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