Upcoming Info & Vax Events
(Scroll down for images, videos and recaps of previous #VaxUpWestchester events.)
Yonkers - Fall Fair, Calcagno Homes, 10 Brook St (Community Room) - 10/28 - 3-6pm, Pfizer first and second shots (for anyone ages 12 and up) and boosters (for those eligible; please consult your doctor) administered by the office of Dr. Lawrence Neshiwat, MD; walk-ins welcome, #VaxUpWestchester volunteers on hand with information and answers to your questions and concerns.
Yonkers - Fall Fair, Palisade Towers, Schroeder St (Building 5 Community Room) - 10/29 - 3-6pm, Pfizer first and second shots (for anyone ages 12 and up) and boosters (for those eligible; please consult your doctor) administered by the office of Dr. Lawrence Neshiwat, MD; walk-ins welcome, #VaxUpWestchester volunteers on hand with information and answers to your questions and concerns.
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Dobbs Ferry - Dobbs Ferry Food Pantry - 4/26 - info outreach
Ossining - Hudson Pharmacy - 5/6 - info/appointments
Ossining - Ossining Food Pantry - 5/11 - info outreach
Ossining - Ossining Train Station - 5/12-5/16 - 3-8 pm, J&J shots, plus free 7-day Subway or round trip train pass
Greenburgh - 100 Manhattan Ave, 5/14/21 - 2 - 8 pm - Moderna shots, walk-ins welcome
Elmsford - Mr. Bubbles Car Wash on 9A - 5/15/21 - 10am-2pm - get the shot, get $2 off anything over a regular wash
Dobbs Ferry - Food Pantry at South Presbyterian Church, 343 Broadway - 5/12, 5/19/21 - 9 am - on, Moderna shots
Mt Kisco - Interfaith Food Pantry , 300 E. Main Street - 5/11, 5/19/21 - 9-11 am - information/appointments
Ossining - Hudson Pharmacy - 5/18 - vaccination and info
Peekskill - Holy Spirit Food Pantry - 5/17 vaccines and info, 5/19 outreach and info
Mt Vernon - CANY Portugese/Spanish Church - 5/22/21 - 9am - 12pm - Pfizer shots (ages 12+) - SIGN UP WITH THIS LINK - https://catedral.nyc/home/vaccine/
Ossining - Ossining Volunteer Ambulance Corps (OVAC), 8 Clinton Ave - 5/25/21 and 5/26/21 - 8:30am-5pm - Pfizer and Moderna shots and info
Ossining - Ossining Volunteer Ambulance Corps (OVAC), 8 Clinton Ave - 5/27/21 - 10am-9pm - Pfizer and Moderna shots and info
Tarrytown - Community Food Pantry of Sleepy Hollow and Tarrytown - 5/27/21 - 8:15-10:30am - information/appointments
Yonkers - Igleseas Memorial de San Andres Church - 5/28/21 - 12:30-2:30pm - Moderna shots
Tarrytown - Community Food Pantry of Sleepy Hollow and Tarrytown - 6/10/21 - 8:15-10:30am - Information/J&J Vaccines for 18+ and limited Pfizer for 12+ via Ossining Volunteer Ambulance Corps . Walk-Ins welcome!
Ossining - Ossining Volunteer Ambulance Corps (OVAC), 8 Clinton Ave - 6/13/21 - 10am-5pm - Johnson & Johnson shots - SIGN UP WITH THIS LINK - https://hipaa.jotform.com/211185633890155
Ossining - Ossining Farmer's Market at Main & Spring St - 6/19/21 - 9am-1pm - Johnson & Johnson shots - SIGN UP WITH THIS LINK - https://hipaa.jotform.com/211185633890155
Mt Vernon - Church of the Ascension Food Pantry, 104 Park Ave - 6/19/21 - 9am-11am, Bilingual #VaxUpWestchester volunteers will be there with flyers and information. Empress EMS will be there with Johnson & Johnson vaccines.
Tarrytown - Community Food Pantry of Sleepy Hollow and Tarrytown - 6/24/21 - 5:45-7pm - #VaxUpWestchester volunteers will be there with flyers and information, Ossining Ambulance Corps will be there with Moderna, Pfizer (for 12+) and J&J!
White Plains - White Plains Islamic Center in the Galleria Mall - 6/25/21 - 2-5pm - Empress EMS will be there with Pfizer for 12+
New Rochelle - Islamic Center of New Rochelle - 470 North Ave - 7/2/21 - 1-3pm - #VaxUpWestchester volunteers with information, materials and education; Pfizer shots available for 12+ via New Rochelle's Narayan Pharmacy
Virtual Facebook Info Session with vaccine-wary residents hosted by Bronx entrepreneur Rosa Walker and featuring Dr. Lawrence Neshiwat of St. John's Riverside Hospital and Dr. Maura Frank, MD, Retired Clinical Association Professor of Pediatrics with Weill Cornell Medicine. Tuesday, July 6 from 7-8 p.m. (Private group. Email firstname.lastname@example.org if desiring access.)
Tarrytown - Community Food Pantry of Sleepy Hollow and Tarrytown - 7/8 - 8:15-10:30am - #VaxUpWestchester volunteers will be there with info and Open Door Medical Center will be there booking appointments.
Tarrytown-Sleepy Hollow - TaSH Farmers Market, Patriot's Park - 7/10 - 9 am-1:30 pm - Ossining Volunteer Ambulance Corps (OVAC) administering shots (Moderna, Pfizer -- age 12 and up -- and J&J!) and #VaxUpWestchester volunteers with info.
Ossining -- Cravin' Jamaican Restauran - 7/23 - 3:30 - 6 p.m. - #VaxUpWestchester volunteers will be there with info and Open Door Medical Center will be there booking appointments, along with Hudson Pharmacy administering Pfizer inside the restaurant.
Ossining -- Start of Bethlehem Baptist Church - 7/25 - 12:30-2 p.m. - #VaxUpWestchester volunteers will be there with info, along with HealthSmart Pharmacy administering Moderna and J&J inside the church.
Yonkers - Loehr Court, 80 Western Ave. - 7/28 - 2pm-3:30pm - In partnership with the Municipal Housing Authority of the City of Yonkers' Ice Cream Social event, VUW will have useful vaccine information and literature!
Yonkers - Hall Homes & Seven Townhomes, 15 Dunbar St. - 7/28 - 3pm-4:30pm - In partnership with the Municipal Housing Authority of the City of Yonkers' Ice Cream Social event, VUW will have useful vaccine information and literature!
Yonkers -- Palisade Towers, Schroeder St., 8/5 - 3-6:30 p.m. -- In partnership with Municipal Housing Authority of the City of Yonkers. Ossining EMS there with Pfizer (12+) and J&J. Our volunteers will be on hand with vaccine information and will be able to answer all questions.
County-Wide ---- August 10, 7:30 p.m. - Virtual Zoom Town Hall Q&A for Parents and Teens Hosted by Westchester Youth Congress and #VaxUpWestchester and featuring numerous medical professionals on hand to answer and address questions, fears and concerns surrounding the virus and the vaccine. Here is the public link (share around!) for the Zoom session. Meeting code: 688 4791; Passcode: 213304
New Rochelle - 50 Sickles Avenue Residential Building - 8/20 - 3:30pm-6pm- VUW is excited to partner with the New Rochelle Municipal Housing Authority and Narayan Pharmacy. Our volunteers will be on hand with vaccine information and will be able to answer all questions. Narayan Pharmacy will have both Pfizer (12+) and Johnson & Johnson vaccines.
County-wide - August 22, 7:00 pm - Live Instagram Q&A with Board Certified Infectious Disease Specialist Anisha Mathur, MD. Dr. Mathur will be ready to answer any questions or concerns about the vaccine. Join us right on Instagram @vaxupwestchester.
White Plains - Calvary Baptist Church, 32 West Post Road - 8/28 - 3pm-7:30pm - It's almost back to school time! VUW is thrilled to participate in Calvary Baptist Church's Community Block Party. Our volunteers will have useful vaccine information and Pfizer doses (12+) in partnership with Sunshine Pharmacy.
Peekskill - CTown Supermarket, 1049 Park Street - Sunday, 9/12 - #VaxUpWestchester volunteers there with information and answers to your questions. Sun River Health there to administer Pfizer (12+) to anyone who walks in and needs one. Also made possible by Peekskill NAACP.
New Rochelle - New Rochelle Street Fair, New Rochelle Town Hall -- Sunday, 9/19 - #VaxUpWestchester volunteers there with information and answers to your questions. Empress EMS there to administer Pfizer (12+) and Moderna to anyone who walks in and needs one. Also made possible by City of New Rochelle.
Greenburgh - Town Hall Farmers Market - 9/30 and 10/7, 2-6:30 p.m. - shots and outreach - Moderna and Pfizer available with Greenburgh Health Center, 177 Hillside Ave, parking lot.
Mt. Vernon - Mt. Vernon Neighborhood Health Center, 107 W. 4th St., 10550 - Pfizer first and second shots (for anyone ages 12 and up) and boosters (for those eligible; please consult your doctor) available from 9-5 pm. Walk-ins welcome.; #VaxUpWestchester volunteers on hand from 10 am-1 pm with information and answers to your questions and concerns.
Recaps and Images/Videos from Past Events
Volunteers from #VaxUpWestchester and AHMA RX showed up at Mr. Bubbles Car Wash in Elmsford on Saturday, May 15 to distribute helpful information for residents and administer the COVID-19 vaccine to customers and staff. Help us help you. Find out how by visiting our "Resources" page.
Our #VaxUpWestchester volunteers had a successful day at the Dobbs Ferry Food Pantry on Wednesday, May 19 to administer the COVID-19 vaccine. Help us help you. Find out how by visiting our "Resources" page.
Volunteers from #VaxUpWestchester and Catedral de Adorocao in Mt. Vernon, along with help from the County Executive's office, helped vaccinate 106 residents at the Catedral on Saturday, May 22. (Photos courtesy of Catedral de Adorocao and Amanda De Miranda.) Help us help you. Find out how by visiting our "Resources" page.
#VaxUpWestchester volunteers outside the Community Food Pantry of Sleepy Hollow and Tarrytown at Christ Episcopal Church in Tarrytown on June 10, along with one of the several who got vaccinated at this VUW pop-up event. Our volunteers, along with Ossining Volunteer Ambulance Corps, educated and vaccinated another grateful group of local residents in need. Help us help you. Find out how by visiting our "Resources" page.
#VaxUpWestchester volunteers joined forces with the Ascension Episcopal Church in Mt. Vernon and Empress EMS to vaccine and educate members of the community on the first federally recognized occasion of Juneteenth as a natjonal holiday. Help us help you. Find out how by visiting our "Resources" page.
Several local residents got their vaccine of choice at #VaxUpWestchester’s return trip to the Community Food Pantry of Sleepy Hollow and Tarrytown on June 24. Contact us to come where you are with education and vaccines! Help us help you. Find out how by visiting our "Resources" page.
News 12, representatives from Congressman Mondaire Jones office and other officials were on hand as #VaxUpWestchester hosted its informational/vaccination pop-up event at the White Plains Islamic Center on June 25 in collaboration with Empress EMS. Help us help you. Find out how by visiting our "Resources" page.
#VaxUpWestchester partnered with the Naryan Pharmacy of New Rochelle and administered dozens of vaccinations and provided helpful vaccine information at the Islamic Center of New Rochelle on July 2nd. Help us help you. Find out how by visiting our "Resources" page.
Nearly 20 local residents who'd previously been reluctant lined up for their Covid vaccine via the Ossining Ambulance Corps at OVAC and #VaxUpWestchester's day-long event at Tarrytown Sleepy Hollow Farmer's Market on July 10th. Check out this video to see more from this successful event!
Help us help you receive education and vaccination across the region by visiting our Resources page.
On Friday, July 23rd, #VaxUpWestchester partnered with Open Door Medical Center and Hudson Pharmacy to administer vaccines to Ossining residents at Cravin' Jamaican restaurant and also distributed useful vaccine information and literature. Thank you to all who helped this event be successful!
See above for our upcoming vaccination pop-up events.
Through partnering with Healthsmart Pharmacy, residents of Ossining and the surrounding communities received vaccinations and helpful information on Sunday, July 25th at the Star of Bethlehem Church.
Check out the videos above to see more from this successful event. And thank you to VUW volunteer Lindsey Smith for this awesome footage!
#VaxUpWestchester arrived at multiple ice cream socials hosted by the Municipal Housing Authority for the City of Yonkers at residential complexes in Downtown and Southwest Yonkers on July 27. We were joined by our tireless vaccination partners, Dr. Lawrence Neshiwat and Dr. Reeham Neshiwat of Yonkers. Numerous residents in and around the facilities received their first dose of Moderna, and as you'll see in these images and video clips, were relieved and elated. Delta is scary, but we can defeat it. Let's #VaxUpWestchester!
19 shots in arms at Peekskill's Riverfront Park on Saturday, July 31! Big shoutouts to our tireless VUW volunteers, especially Eve Hartman, and our amazing partners at Ossining Volunteer Ambulance Corps.
And thank you to Peekskill NAACP, Orisha Wholeness and Fun Bunch Line Dance Club for hosting and including us. We are engaging the hesitant, moving the literal and figurative needle and making it happen up and down the county, so contact us for how we can help your community, and let's #VaxUpWestchester!
On Tuesday, August 3rd, more Westchester residents got educated and vaxxed at #VaxUpWestchester's pop-up. Thank you to Peekskill PD/Peekskill Youth Bureau/Peekskill NAACP for including us in your National Night Out event at Pugsley Park! See photos and videos above from this successful event! (Photos and videos by Lindsey Smith).
Another successful event this afternoon at Palisade Towers in Yonkers, NY with dozens of residents receiving vaccine doses! Multilingual VUW volunteers were on hand to answer questions, address concerns, and distribute helpful materials.
Thank you to MHACY Palisade Towers Tenant Council, OVAC, and Lieutenant Governor of NY Andrea Stewart-Cousins for all of your help and support.
On August 10th, our team of medical professionals answered questions and concerns from a live audience. They discussed booster shots, mask wearing at school, and the importance of children getting vaccinated before the school year.
Check out the Youtube video to watch it! If you have any more unanswered questions, please reach out and someone will be happy to answer.
20-plus shots administered to residents of 50 Sickles Avenue and the surrounding neighborhood in New Rochelle 10801 at another great #VaxUpWestchester event on August 20. Thank you to our host and partner New Rochelle Housing Authority and the selfless work of our vaccination partner Naryan Pharmacy. Contact us for how we can help educate and vaccinate your community, and let's #VaxUpWestchester and the world!
On August 22nd, infectious disease specialist Anisha Mathur, MD and volunteer Lindsey Smith met for a vaccine information session. Throughout the session, they answered live questions on some of the most pressing topics right now. From boosters to the science behind the vaccine, Dr. Mathur helped cover it all. Check out the whole video here.
#VaxUpWestchester, Sun River Health and Peekskill NAACP joined forces to vaccinate 35 residents of Peekskill outside the CTown La Placita supermarket on a hot Sunday afternoon on September 12. Thank you as always to all our volunteers and partners and to the communities we love. Let's continue to #VaxUpWestchester and the world!
Dozens more folks vaccinated and hundreds engaged and educated at the New Rochelle Street Fair on Sunday, Sept. 19 . Thanks to City of New Rochelle, Empress EMS, Caryn Englander, New Rochelle Public Library and all our VUW volunteers and the amazing people of New Rochelle. Let's continue to #VaxUpWestchester and the world!
The first two Town of Greenburgh Farmers Markets on Sept. 30 and Oct. 7 were great successes! Thank you to town supervisor Paul Feiner, Krista Madsen, and all of the wonderful vendors for your fantastic work for making this market a reality! Our VUW volunteers and the Greenburgh Health Center several dozen area residents vaccinated! Let's continue to #VaxUpWestchester and the world!
#VaxUpWestchester was thrilled to help the incredible staff of Mt. Vernon Neighborhood Health Center educate and vaccinate dozens more residents of 10550 on October 21. Despite rosier, cherrypicked statistics, neighborhoods like 10550 are still only narrowly majority vaccinated and need all of our help!