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With the threat of the Omicron variant looming, Isaacs Center and community health partners hosted a Moderna and Pfizer vaccination and booster shot event to keep communities protected
New York, NY – Today, human services organization, Stanley M. Isaacs Neighborhood Center, alongside, NewYork-Presbyterian Kids’ Komansky Children’s Hospital, Weill Cornell Medicine Clinical & Translational Science Center, Community Healthcare Network, and Stop the Spread, hosted a community vaccination event to distribute Moderna and Pfizer vaccinations and booster shots. With the mounting threat of the Omicron variant, New York City’s best line of defense is getting residents vaccinated and boosted, especially as winter progresses and residents stay indoors.
“Isaacs Center is proud to partner with the extraordinary medical teams at Weill Cornell and New York Presbyterian to once again serve as a COVID-19 vaccination and (now) booster site. Throughout the pandemic our organization has remained committed to operating as a neighborhood hub for public health resources and information, providing for those in the community who would not otherwise have access and continue to shoulder the burden of citywide health inequities,” said Gregory J. Morris, President and Executive Director of the Stanley M. Isaacs Neighborhood Center. “Citywide recovery, particularly as medical experts gauge the potential impact of new variants, will continue to depend largely on the City’s crucial partnership with community-based organizations continuing to combat the disproportionate impact of COVID-19 on vulnerable populations.”
On the ground community-based human service organizations like the Isaacs Center play a vital role in addressing the root causes of critical issues facing NYC, such as food insecurity, homeless, and senior services, among others. As New York City recovers from the COVID-19 pandemic and faces an eroding social safety net, organizations like the Isaacs Centers play a critical role in the community.
About Stanley M. Isaacs Neighborhood Center
Since 1964, Stanley M. Isaacs Neighborhood Center has committed to its enduring mission to promote social and physical well-being and encourage self-reliance and dignity throughout every stage of life. Each year, Isaacs Center engages more than 6,000 vulnerable New Yorkers through educational programs for school-aged children, supportive services and connections to educational and career pathways for at-risk young adults, and life-sustaining meals and programs for older adults.