CBWCHC reaches a milestone in COVID-19 vaccination,
surpassing 10,000 Doses


New York: Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) selected the Charles B. Wang Community Health Center (CBWCHC) as one of the HRSA-funded health centers to receive additional limited supply of COVID-19 vaccine.

The Health Center was specifically chosen to ensure equitable and effective access for disproportionately affected populations.  “We at the Charles B. Wang Community Health Center, understand the challenges our community faces and we are here to help fill the gaps in providing vaccine access to the most vulnerable, high-risk eligible patients and community members.” said Hyoseong Nuna Kim, MD, Deputy Chief Medical Officer.

Dr. Kim added there will be a shift in whom the Health Center will be prioritizing the vaccinations from the community. “We are currently focusing on healthcare workers and individuals aged 65+ — as more vaccines become available, we will move toward vaccinating more people in other eligibility groups.”

Last weekend, CBWCHC reached a milestone for COVID-19 vaccination and surpassed 10,000 doses. Just a few weeks after the release of the first vaccines in NYS, the Health Center was able to secure two additional spaces to administer vaccines in Lower Manhattan and in Flushing, Queens. The dedicated Flushing site was made possible by Selfhelp Community Services, Inc.

Despite the opening of two new Vaccination Centers and HRSA’s support, there are still not enough vaccines to keep up with the hundreds of requests the Health Center receives every week. Eligible people can check appointment availability at the New York City vaccine finder website at https://vaccinefinder.nyc.gov/. For the latest information about the vaccine, visit www.cbwchc.org/Covid19.asp.

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