COVID Vaccine Resources in Chinese

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! 

CDC Pages:

美國疾病控制與預防中心 – 不同的疫苗

打完疫苗后的注意事項

强生疫苗的最新資訊

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

Vaccines for Homebound Seniors 紐約市申請在家打强生疫苗

NY State Excelsior Pass 打完疫苗后,可以申請紐約州健康碼

瞭解更多衛生局的中文講座,請加微信: 1-646-988-8668

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COVID Vaccine Update!

From NYC.gov:

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:

TurboVax

NYC COVID-19 Vaccine Finder

NYC COVID-19 Appointment Scheduler

NYC Health & Hospitals

NY State Appointment Scheduler

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.

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NYC COVID-19 Testing Sites

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COVID-19 TESTING IS WALK-IN ONLY. NO APPOINTMENT NEEDED.

COVID-19 testing access for children at NYC Health + Hospitals

Children who are 2yrs of age or older can be tested at any of the sites listed here. Children younger than 2yrs of age can be tested at any of the sites listed in blue here.

Walk-in testing is available at no cost to you at these NYC Health + Hospitals locations.

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Have a Safe Thanksgiving

From the Centers for Disease Control (CDC):

More than 1 million COVID-19 cases were reported in the United States over the last 7 days.

As cases continue to increase rapidly across the United States, the safest way to celebrate Thanksgiving is to celebrate at home with the people you live with.

Gatherings with family and friends who do not live with you can increase the chances of getting or spreading COVID-19 or the flu.

Continue reading…

Se notificaron más de 1 millón de casos de COVID-19 en los Estados Unidos en los últimos 7 días.

Mientras los casos sigan incrementándose rápidamente en los Estados Unidos, la forma más segura de celebrar el Día de Acción de Gracias es hacerlo en casa, con las personas que viven con usted.

Los encuentros con familiares y amigos que no viven con usted pueden aumentar las probabilidades de contraer o propagar el COVID-19 o la influenza.

Sigue leyendo…

在过去7天内,美国报告了超过100万例COVID-19病例。

随着美国各地病例的迅速增加,庆祝感恩节最安全的方式是与同住者一起在家庆祝。

非同住的家人和朋友聚会可能增加感染或传播COVID-19流感的机会

继续阅读…

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Spread the Word, Not the Flu!

Beth Israel/Mt. Sinai Hospital is offering flu shots at 189 Allen Street on Monday, November 9th from 10:30am to 12:00pm for walk-ins. Due to Covid-19, extra precautions are in place.

Please see below:

1. You must wear a mask to get vaccinated.

2. You will be standing the whole time.

3. Please wear appropriate clothes to be able to get an arm in and out easily for vaccination.

4. No fever the day of vaccination

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

6. The whole process should take between 10-15 minutes.

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Get Tested (For Free)!

Wednesday, July 8 is New York City’s Get Tested Day of Action. We’re trying to get the word out FREE COVID-19 testing to help stop the spread of COVID-19.

Getting tested is safe, confidential and free. All New Yorkers should get tested, even if they do not have symptoms, to help protect our loved ones. Until we have a vaccine, making sure everyone gets tested and safely separates if they test positive is the best way to protect others and help reopen our economy.

The Test & Trace Corps helps all New Yorkers receive FREE testing for COVID-19 and makes sure that anyone with the virus receives care, and can safely separate to prevent the spread. The Corps has activated a special group of Contact Tracers to help provide New Yorkers with the resources they need to safely separate and stay healthy.

You can learn more at www.testandtrace.nyc​ and find a testing site near you at ​nyc.gov/covidtest​.

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