Public Service Announcement: If you are 5 years or older, you are eligible for a vaccine in New York State. Vaccines are free for all and require no proof of immigration status.
If you’re in South Jersey, you can access free vaccines via Virtua Health’s Care on Wheels” unit.
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Avoid unwelcome surprises during summer vacations with the fam
Summer is almost upon us, which means it’s time to vacation! Nearly 85% of adult Americans said they intend to travel this summer. Here are a few tips to make your trip go more smoothly.
Mayor announces end to Covid-19 mandate
Mayor Eric Adams on Monday announced that with more than 96% of city workers fully vaccinated, the city will make the vaccine optional for current and prospective city employees effective this Friday, Feb. 10. The city will also no longer require visitors at New York City public schools to be vaccinated. And what happens to…
There’s (another) new variant. Here’s what a doctor has to say.
Another year, another variant. As Covid-19 cases rise in New York City once again, many New Yorkers are left with questions. Reporter Andrea Pineda-Salgado spoke to Dr. Mark Horowitz who has partnered with us and our vaccine efforts about the new variant and what we can do to stay safe.
We asked Dr. Anthony Fauci how to fix the slow booster rollout
Fauci asks pharmacies “be more flexible in allowing people to more easily get vaccinated…It’s got to be done in a way so that people don’t have to jump through hoops to get a vaccine. We’ve got to make it as easy as possible.”
Bring It To The People
This new documentary, which features our publisher S. Mitra Kalita, and volunteer-turned-staffer Sree Bhagavan, offers a new perspective on Covid-19 vaccinations, underscoring complex issues such as government mistrust, historical medical mistreatment, stigma, misunderstanding, health literacy and lack of resources. The film takes a deep dive into parts of NYC not often represented in media to…
Covid testing scarce: It’s hard to get tested now, at least in NYC
Covid testing has become scarce. It’s much harder to get tested for Covid now, at least in New York City, an acquaintance told me yesterday.
Seniors continue to be the most vulnerable in this new phase of Covid
Food insecurity appears to be gearing up to be the next pandemic, and like with Covid-19, seniors are the most vulnerable population. An increasing number of seniors are lining up at food pantries, hoping a free bag of groceries will help them to save extra money for rent, bills and medication. Epicenter’s community reporter Andrea…
Everyone has Covid … again
Where once Covid-19 seemed like an all-encompassing issue — the specter haunting daily life, at the forefront of every conversation, the first question at every press conference, the issue from which all others flowed to the extent that it prompted the launching of this newsletter — it has slowly but surely receded from this everyday…
We asked a doctor about Covid vaccines for the youngest humans and the semantics around boosters right now
This week, the U.S. begins another vaccine rollout after weekend approval by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control for the youngest group yet. The Moderna vaccine will be administered in two doses to children six months to 5 years old. Pfizer will be administered in three doses for children ages six months to 4 years…
Painting with the power to persuade
People have chosen a variety of ways to reach out to their community to encourage them to get vaccinated. Whether it was sharing personal stories, providing a ride or booking an appointment, neighbors have stepped up. Every day, vaccine efforts on the local, state and federal level are inching closer to a fully vaccinated and boosted…
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