NewYork-Presbyterian Opens COVID-19 Vaccine Site at Armory in Washington Heights
New York City, once the epicenter of the COVID-19 outbreak, is now rapidly expanding access to COVID-19 vaccines for more New Yorkers. In response to the ongoing COVID-19 crisis, NewYork-Presbyterian opened a large vaccination center at the Fort Washington Armory in Washington Heights on January 14. At this time, New York City residents over the age of 65 with scheduled appointments may obtain the vaccine at this site.
“COVID-19 has taken a tragic toll on our communities,” Dr. Steven J. Corwin, president and CEO of NewYork-Presbyterian said. “Now, after nearly a year on the front lines, we are finally taking the fight to this deadly virus. We are proud to be working with Governor Andrew Cuomo and the State to vaccinate as many New Yorkers as possible and begin to restore the health and vitality of the city we all love,” he said.
The sprawling vaccine site in the 65,000-square foot indoor track and field complex at 216 Fort Washington Ave. (at the corner of 169th Street) will have approximately 70 vaccine stations. Dr. Laura Forese, executive vice president and chief operating officer of NewYork-Presbyterian, noted there will be enormous demand, but that the hospital hopes to accommodate as many people as possible. The vaccine site was made possible by a collaboration with New York State, NewYork-Presbyterian, Weill Cornell Medicine, and Columbia University Irving Medical Center.
“Our communities have overcome incredible challenges, even as we have been devastated by this deadly pandemic and suffered tremendous loss,” said Rep. Adriano Espaillat, whose congressional district includes upper Manhattan. “I’m grateful to NewYork-Presbyterian and all the front-line workers, who have been here for our community through this pandemic, and I am thrilled they will be able to offer the COVID-19 vaccine to people 65 and older, a significant step in stopping the spread of this virus.”
How to Register
People who are eligible can schedule their appointment through Connect, NewYork-Presbyterian’s online patient portal. For more information, visit Vaccine Together NY.