Brownsville Hospital Offers Vaccinations Without Appointments To Improve Equitable Access. Outsiders Take Advantage.

“It’s not too bad — you just have to move your legs to keep warm,” said Smith, an African-American woman who lives in nearby East New York. “I know some people say they’re not going to take this COVID vaccine, but I think it’s important.”

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The Brookdale University Medical Center line Fred Mogul / Gothamist / WNYC Freezing weather couldn’t stop 77-year-old Betsey Smith from receiving a COVID-19 vaccine on Friday, even though it meant waiting more than two hours outside Brookdale University Medical Center in Brownsville, Brooklyn. She was one of hundreds of […]


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  1. I was one of the thousands of people waiting out in the very cold temps on friday, January 15,2021. As cold as it was sbd as long a wait as it was, it was well worth it! The employees were so kind and helpful I deeply appreciate every single one , thank you so much for all your help ! God bless you all !

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