Text Service to be Notified of Vaccine Appointment Availability in SI
To sign up to receive texts when a significant number of appointments are available on Staten Island - You may share this with people who lack a computer or FB and need instant notice when there's vaccine appointment availability -- Text SIVAX to 51555
Here is an article about this effort in the SI Advance. It was set up by our colleague Natalie DeVito who a year ago started the Staten Island COVID19 Resource Network group on Facebook to exchange any and all info related to COVID
Vaccine Appointment Help
Vaccine Appointment Help - contact form for people in need (which you can fill out on someone's behalf with your own info; no overtly personal info is contained) or seniors needing help to get an appointment - https://www.oliviadrabczyk.com/vaccinationappointments
UPDATE : we have quite a few volunteers, which is great! So feel free to send over more seniors. We likely won’t be needing more volunteers in the short term. If you know a senior on Staten Island unable to book an appointment. Please call me at 718-984-5151, & we will assign a volunteer who can plug away. Or click the link in this story. Thankfully, we have had a nice handful of people sign up to volunteer time and they will start getting their lists this morning. As of today, we have about 75 people on our list awaiting a vaccine. This wont be a perfect system, but we have to try.
CBO Partners with Popup Vaccine Hubs
Several CBO partners have rotating popup vaccination sites, including Project Hospitality, CHASI, JCC, El Centro (for restaurant workers) and others - they typically post on their social media sites or send us an email when they have supply and appointments available.
- Here is an upcoming clinic at the JCC
First dose vaccine appointments are available for eligible Staten Islanders on Wednesday, March 17th at the Bernikow JCC (1466 Manor Road. To prioritize seniors, appointments from 9AM-2PM are for individuals 60+. All other eligible individuals may make appointments from 2-4PM. Appointments may be made online only by clicking here.
Thank you to our partners at the Borough President's Office and VitaCare for working to help our community get vaccinated!
- Project Hospitality
If you are age 65 or older and live in zipcode 10301, 10303, 10304, or 10310 you may call or text Project Hospitality Program Director Morlai Kamara at 929-202-1492 to inquire about weekend appointments.
From the City Re: Homebound Seniors
Here is a list of resources to help find vaccine appointments:
💉 TurboVax - shows the latest vaccine appointments from 42 city and state-run administration sites in the NYC area.
💉 NYC Vaccine List - a volunteer-led effort to help you find a vaccine appointment (not Staten Island specific, but throughout the 5 boros)
💉 Turbovax - a bot that scans for vaccine appointments and tweets when they are located. This is on Twitter, and worthwhile to make a Twitter account if you don't have one, and turn notifications on. Immediate action when they tweet will be necessary.
💉 Dr. B - This is a standby list that connects patients needing the COVID-19 vaccine with healthcare providers needing to administer vaccines before they expire. Patients should first attempt to sign up for the COVID-19 vaccine directly with healthcare providers as those may be available earlier. Dr. B. is an independent public benefit corporation.
💉 Vaccination Standby List - Their goal is to reduce COVID vaccine waste and misinformation of leftovers, and allow as many people as possible to take advantage of any leftover doses. You will visit the site and they will text you.
💉 for those of you with NJ loved ones, use C19 Vaxx Updates