AICF’s free mammogram bus is coming to our community for free mammograms and breast cancer screenings on September 19th from 9:00 AM to 4:30 PM. AICF’s mammogram bus will be stationed at 545 Grand Street. To qualify for a free screening, you must live in New York City, be between the ages of 40 and 79, and have not had a breast cancer screening in the last 12 months. The screenings are completely free and you do not need health insurance. Appointments are required and you can call 212-677-1077 to schedule an appointment. Please look at the flyers in English, Spanish, and Chinese below and share this information widely with your neighbors.
There will be a pop-up vaccine event on Saturday, August 28th from 5 PM to 9 PM for anyone 12 years of age and up. Minors must be accompanied by parent/guardian. No appointment necessary. The event will take place at our host site, East Side Community High School, 420 East 12th Street, NY NY 10009 (between 1st Ave and Ave A). Please feel free to spread the news widely!
The University Eye Center will have Free Vision Screenings on June 10th, 2021, for ages 5 years old and up. Please call (212) 938-4001 to secure a free vision screening appointment as soon as possible because the appointment slots fill up quickly.
There will be Mental Health Awareness Talks in Chinese that are open to everyone;
June 1st, 2021 – 10:30 am — Mandarin Zoom Meeting ID: 826 2706 6594
June 3rd, 2021 – 2:00 pm — Cantonese Zoom Meeting ID: 212 619 3072
Please feel free to share the information with anyone that you think may be interested.
We invited Sunnyside Community Services to conduct workshops on COVID-19 Vaccination and low-and-no-cost healthcare in English and Spanish. Here are the resources they shared with us.
FIND A VACCINE SITE NEAR YOU / ENCUENTRE UN LUGAR DE VACUNAS CERCA DE USTED
Please click on your borough below (please note that some sites are walk-in and others are appointment based): / Haga clic en a continuación (tenga en cuenta que algunos sitios son accesibles sin cita previa, otros se basan en citas):
STAY UP TO DATE / MANTÉNGASE INFORMADX
You can also visit the NYC Vaccine Command Center for more information regarding COVID-19 and vaccines. / Visite el Centro de Comando de Vacunas de la Ciudad de Nueva York para obtener más información sobre COVID-19 y las vacunas.
In order to make sure that our students are receiving reliable, up-to-date information about the COVID vaccine, we’re invited the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene to conduct a workshop on COVID-19 Vaccination in Cantonese for our Cantonese-speaking students. Here are the resources they shared with us. Future workshops will also be in Mandarin and Spanish!
Getting the Vaccine:
Vaccine Finder 疫苗查找器 or call 877-VAX-4NYC (877-829-4692)
NYS Run Vaccination Sites 紐約州疫苗站 or call 833-697-4829
All New Yorkers 16 years of age and older are now eligible to be vaccinated! People who work or study in New York are also eligible. (Note, people who are 16 or 17 years old can only receive the Pfizer vaccine.)
Three COVID-19 vaccines have been authorized for use in the U.S. by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA): Pfizer-BioNTech (Pfizer), Moderna and Johnson & Johnson/Janssen (Johnson & Johnson). These vaccines have been shown to be very safe and effective in protecting people from severe COVID-19 illness, hospitalization and death. As of March 1, tens of millions of doses of vaccine have been administered in the U.S.
These vaccines are the best protection we have against COVID-19. No matter how old you are, COVID-19 can lead to complications and death. Even if you had COVID-19, it is important to get vaccinated because it lowers your risk of getting COVID-19 again and may prevent you from passing it on to others.
Also, getting vaccinated may protect those around you, particularly people who cannot get the vaccine, such as children. Vaccination, along with other prevention measures, can help us end the COVID-19 public health emergency.
Here are some ways to find a vaccination appointment:
Additionally, here are some tips about when appointments often become available from different suppliers:
CVS Pharmacy appointments often appear between 12AM and 1AM.
Walgreens/Duan Reade appointments usually appear later in the week.
NYC COVID-19 Appointment Scheduler is updated every 15 minutes, but more appointments appear between 11:45PM and 12AM.
NY State Appointment Scheduler is updated every 5 minutes.
NYC Health & Hospitals also has more appointments at around 12AM.
Here’s a great, new, free kid’s book about the coronavirus vaccine and how it works. Click here or on the image above to begin reading!