Covid Vaccine and Testing Van is back at 189 Allen Street this week! No appointment needed!

COVID cases are on the rise again in New York City as the BA.2 variant grows more prevalent, though the numbers are still a tiny fraction of the peaks seen earlier this year.

As of Monday morning, the city’s latest data had the rolling seven-day average of new cases at 610, up nearly 10% in a week.

Transmission rates are on the rise as well. In Manhattan, the rate of new cases per 100,000 people is up almost 10% in the last month and up about 17% in just the last week. One out of every 1,000 Manhattan residents has been infected in the last seven days.

from NYC COVID Cases Rising, Manhattan Transmission Jumps (But Well Below Peak)

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Free Flu Shot

Free Flu shots will be provided by Mt. Sinai Hospital on Tuesday, November 16th starting at 10 am. If you would like to sign up, please email our Older Adults program at with your name and cell number and they will provide you with a time slot. Please note the following:

·  You must wear a mask through the whole process in order to get vaccinated.

·  Make sure you wear appropriate clothes to be able to get your arm in and out easily for vaccination.

·  No fever the day of vaccination.

·  You must show up ON TIME for your scheduled time slot, not before, not after, or you won’t be able to get the flu shot.

·  Social distancing will be maintained and required the whole time.

·  Your visit will only take between 15-20 minutes with a pre-safety screening, form filling out, and immunization.

·  Be prepared to be standing the whole time as the process moves fast.

·  You will be receiving the STANDARD FLU SHOT, which is quadrivalent and ok for anyone 18 years and older.

·  If you have received the COVID-19 Vaccination within 2 weeks of your scheduled flu shot date, we suggest you wait to get the flu shot until a later time frame.

·  No insurance is needed, this is a FREE flu vaccination.

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Free Mammograms, September 19th

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. 




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Free Pfizer Covid-19 Vaccine

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!

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Eye and Mental Health Resources

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.

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COVID Vaccine & Healthcare Resources in English and Spanish

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.


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):





Staten Island 


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.  

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