211 Ainslie Street to Open May 7!
After months of advocacy from Community Board 1 and leaders who serve the elderly, North Brooklyn is finally getting a NYC COVID-19 vaccination center at the community’s town hall at 211 Ainslie Street beginning May 7. The site is also home to Swinging Sixties Senior Center and Small World Early Childhood Center. The united effort by many community groups including Southside United H.D.F.C – Los Sures, Cooper Park Residents Council, Conselyea Street Block Association, Williamsburg Houses Residents Council, Lindsay Park Cooperative, St. Nicks Alliance, The People’s Firehouse, Community Board 1, and a helpful nudge from Assembly Member Emily Gallagher convinced City Hall leaders of the dire need to open a vaccination site to serve seniors and the community’s most vulnerable or disenfranchised.
This new service uses the City’s COVID-19 vaccination online registration process. However, those 16+ can walk in following City’s latest mandate.
For several decades 211 Ainslie Street has been a provider of much needed relief to the elderly. Since seniors became eligible for the vaccine they found appointments were difficult to make due to IT obstacles and vaccination sites were too far from them and physically out of reach for those who are mobility limited. The deal struck with community groups sets aside up to 50 slots for community groups to register seniors through St. Nicks Alliance. Go to nyc.gov/vcc for more information.