The Consulate of Colombia in New York, under the auspices of the city’s Department of Health, will carry out the first pilot day of vaccination against COVID-19 aimed at Colombians living in one of the five counties (Manhattan, Queens, Bronx, Brooklyn and Staten Island).
To access this conference, which will take place from Thursday, March 25 to Sunday, March 28 at the Consulate headquarters, interested persons must have an appointment before going to the headquarters, located at 10E 46th St., Manhattan, and must comply with the eligibility criteria established by the New York State Department of Health (https://www1.nyc.gov/site/doh/covid/covid-19-vaccine-eligibility.page).
To request the appointment, Colombians may contact the telephone line (917) 746-2444 or send an email to [email protected] with the basic information: names, surnames, age, address, contact telephone number, email and the cause of eligibility. Appointments for this first day can be scheduled from Monday, March 22 to Wednesday, March 24 between 8 am and 5 pm
Before starting the process to request the appointment, the person must be clear about the reason for their eligibility.
Remember that this pilot day has limited places and is intended only for those who live in one of the five boroughs of New York City.
The Consulate will not assign appointments in person at its headquarters and the person who does not present the confirmation of the same will not be able to be attended.
The initiative is achieved thanks to the close relationship that the Consul General of Colombia and President of the Coalition of Latin American Consuls of New York (CLACNY), Susana Berenguer, has been developing with the health authorities with the aim of prioritizing the health of the affected communities for the pandemic.
The Consulate will provide a space at its consular headquarters to stimulate and support the vaccination plan that New York City has been implementing. Additionally, it seeks to bring to this process people in the community who are eligible and who, due to barriers such as language or technology, have not been able to access the vaccine.
The logistics and health structure required for this pilot session, which will also be held in other Latin American Consulates whose headquarters are in the capital of the world, are led by the New York City Hospital Network Testing and Tracking Corps.
Check this link for the eligibility criteria established by the New York State Department of Health https://www1.nyc.gov/site/doh/covid/covid-19-vaccine-eligibility.page
Eddie is an Australian news reporter with over 9 years in the industry and has published on Forbes and tech crunch.