BED-STUY, BROOKLYN — As the number of people eligible to get the COVID-19 vaccine expands, more Brooklynites are signing themselves and family members up for the shot — and searching for where to get it.
As of Thursday, more than 30 vaccine sites have opened in Brooklyn, a number that will only grow as the city works towards its goal of doubling vaccine sites by the end of the month.
In Bed-Stuy, so far only Woodhull Hospital has been set up as a city-sponsored site in the neighborhood. At least five others are set up along Bed-Stuy's border, including a "vaccine hub" that opened in Bushwick.
Here are the sites closest to the neighborhood:
NYC Health Department Vaccine Hub - Bushwick Educational Campus
NYC Health + Hospitals, Woodhull
760 Broadway, Brooklyn, 11206
ODA Primary Healthcare Network
Gotham Health, Cumberland
AdvantageCare Physicians - East New York Medical Office
NYC Health Department - Crown Heights Clinic
1218 Prospect Place, Brooklyn, 11213
Schedule an appointment at these sites by finding them on this map.
Cuomo announced on Tuesday that New Yorkers over the age of 65 will now be eligible to get the coronavirus vaccine after the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention altered its guidance on vaccine prioritization to recommend inoculating that group.
The expanded criteria will open up vaccinations to at least 1.8 million more New York State residents, Cuomo said.
Immunocompromised individuals are also slated to become eligible to get vaccinated under the new federal guidelines, but state officials are still working with the CDC to determine who qualifies as part of that group, according to Melissa DeRosa, a top aide to the governor.