Medgar Evers College.

A new major vaccination center is set to open at Medgar Evers College in Crown Heights on Feb. 24.

The center is one of two Community Vaccination Centers (CVCs) the White House is opening in partnership with the state, the White House said Wednesday in a press release.

The second center will be established at York College in Queens.

The release said the sites will be will be capable of administering thousands of vaccinations per day, with Governor Andrew Cuomo saying on Twitter the sites will vaccinate 3,000 people daily.

The sites were chosen due to their proximity to communities most in need, using the CDC’s Social Vulnerability Index. The index considers socioeconomic status, household composition, minority status, languages, housing type and transportation.

Brooklyn, the city’s most populous borough, currently has a 7.62% COVID-19 positivity rate over a seven day average.

“The goal of establishing these joint federal pilot centers is to continue to expand the rate of vaccinations in an efficient, effective and equitable manner, with an explicit focus on making sure that communities with a high risk of COVID-19 exposure and infection are not left behind,” the release said.

Federal staff will work at the centers, alongside those employed by the state and local government.

To make an appointment to get a vaccination at Medgar Evers College, click here.

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Anna Bradley-Smith

Anna Bradley-Smith is Brooklyn-based reporter with bylines in NBC, VICE, Slate and others. Follow her on Twitter @annabradsmith.

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  1. I would like to sign up for a vaccine. I will be 72 years old on Tuesday, 2/16/2021. I am diabetic, suffer from high blood pressure and have arthritis throughout my body. I’m a black female who is interested in taking the vaccine.

    1. Where is the information for Megar Evers College for the vaccine also if you have a 45 year old that have a doctor note knotting they have diabetes and asthma can they get the vaccine

  2. Where is the information for Megar Evers College for the vaccine also if you have a 45 year old that have a doctor note knotting they have diabetes and asthma can they get the vaccine

    1. Call this 833 697 4829 I called Monday and have an appointment for 24 I live in Brooklyn 11236 and live on the nyc shelter and have high blood pressure God Bless

  3. please send me a email to let me no if you receive my application dated feb 28th at 9.30th thanks

  4. Forms filled 2times fir Covid19 vaccine at Medgar Evers site in Brooklyn….HOw do I get the appointment?got an ID #1613939246_603×××××××××××××etc etc.Ithey start on Wed1st…as per media imfo?

  5. Which one of the vaccines will be given at this location, Moderna, Pfizer or Johnson & Johnson?
    Are you able to choose the one you want?

    1. Call this 833 697 4829 I called Monday and have an appointment for 24 I live in Brooklyn 11236 and live on the nyc shelter and have high blood pressure God Bless

  6. I tried to make an appointment for the COVID-19 vaccination on your website. I filled out all the required questions but your system keeps telling there is an error. The website would not allow me to make an appointment and say what the error is.

  7. Goodday I noticed that there are appointments available at Medgar Evers site does this mean available for today or the month? I am hoping I can get a vaccine from what is left over from the end of the day. Thanks

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