NewYork-Presbyterian Announces New Guidelines for Armory Vaccination Center in Washington Heights

Jan 27, 2021

New York, NY

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NewYork-Presbyterian today announced new guidelines for the vaccination process at its Armory Vaccination Center in Washington Heights. Effective immediately, 100% of new appointments at the Center will be for New York City residents, and a minimum of 60% of all those appointment slots will be reserved for eligible residents of the Washington Heights, Inwood, Northern and Central Harlem, and South Bronx communities.  (All existing appointments, including those for second vaccination doses, will be fully honored).

The Armory site was selected specifically to allow easier access to the vaccine to these communities, and a dedicated outreach team that includes bilingual staff has been created to expand community outreach efforts in Northern Manhattan.

An ongoing engagement initiative is focused on reaching eligible Northern Manhattan residents and getting them registered for appointments. This process is being undertaken in partnership with more than 40 community-based and faith-based organizations and other partners, and is focused on providing access, overcoming hesitancy and addressing persistent inequities.

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NewYork-Presbyterian is one of the nation’s most comprehensive, integrated academic healthcare systems, encompassing 10 hospital campuses across the Greater New York area, more than 200 primary and specialty care clinics and medical groups, and an array of telemedicine services. 

A leader in medical education, NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital is the only academic medical center in the nation affiliated with two world-class medical schools, Weill Cornell Medicine and Columbia University Vagelos College of Physicians and Surgeons. This collaboration means patients have access to the country’s leading physicians, the full range of medical specialties, latest innovations in care, and research that is developing cures and saving lives.

Ranked the #4 hospital in the nation and #1 in New York in U.S. News & World Report’s Best Hospitals rankings, NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital is also recognized as among the best in the nation in the U.S. News Best Children’s Hospitals rankings. Founded nearly 250 years ago, NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital has a long legacy of medical breakthroughs and innovation, from the invention of the Pap test to pioneering the groundbreaking heart valve replacement procedure called TAVR.

NewYork-Presbyterian’s 47,000 employees and affiliated physicians are dedicated to providing the highest quality, most compassionate care to New Yorkers and patients from across the country and around the world.

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