Covid-19: FEMA Mass-Vaccination Site To Open In Westchester

A mass-vaccination site will open in Southern Westchester as more vaccine supplies have become available.

<p>The New York National Guard Armory in Yonkers will offer vaccines.</p>

The New York National Guard Armory in Yonkers will offer vaccines.

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Governor Andrew Cuomo announced on Wednesday, Feb. 3, that the site will open at the New York National Guard Amory, at 2 Quincy Place, in Yonkers.

Cuomo said the new site is part of the state's effort ongoing efforts to fight vaccine hesitancy and bring the vaccine to communities underserved by traditional health care institutions. 

Eligible New Yorkers are able to schedule appointments by utilizing the 'Am I Eligible' website or by calling the state's COVID-19 Vaccination Hotline at 1-833-697-4829. 

Appointments are available to eligible New Yorkers within the county. Appointments can also be made by visiting the sites as supply allows.

"The vaccine works, but only if we take it," Cuomo said. "I encourage all eligible New Yorkers to sign up for an appointment and get the shot as quickly as possible so that we can finally reach the light at the end of the tunnel."

The site will be operated with the support of FEMA, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, the Department of Defense, and other federal agencies, as well as the National Guard.

The hours of operation are from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.

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