Health

Yonkers Begins to Get Vaccinated (Municipal Housing Authority for the City of Yonkers)

2.24.21

From the Yonkers Times:

Progress is being made in the efforts to vaccinate Yonkers residents and residents throughout Westchester, with the COVID-19 vaccine. Pictured avbove is Eduviges Aquinio, a resident of Flynn Manor, was the first senior to receive the COVID-19 vaccine. The Municipal Housing Authority for the City of Yonkers (MHACY) held a special vaccination program on February 4th for seniors who reside at MHACY properties. The program, which was held at the Nodine Hill Community Center, vaccinated more than 250 seniors.

CLPHA’s Steve Lucas to Join Biden-Harris Administration as Special Assistant to HUD Assistant Secretary of Public & Indian Housing

1.28.21

CLPHA has bittersweet news to share – Steve Lucas, our health research and policy manager, has accepted a presidential appointment to the Biden-Harris Administration to serve as the Special Assistant to HUD’s Assistant Secretary of Public & Indian Housing. Steve’s last day at CLPHA will be Friday, January 29.

Mecklenburg County to start pop-up vaccine clinics in underserved communities as vaccine supply goes up (INLIVIAN)

1.27.21

From WCNC Charlotte:

Minority and underserved communities were hit the hardest by COVID-19 throughout this pandemic. When a vaccine was created, there were questions about whether our underserved communities would have equal access to it. 

The Mecklenburg County Health Department is working to make sure that happens. 

Currently, county health officials are only giving the vaccine out at Bojangles Coliseum. 

Seattle Set to Vaccinate Older, Vulnerable Adults in Supportive Housing in Next Round of Mobile Vaccination Effort (Seattle Housing Authority)

1.27.21

From the South Seattle Emerald:

Seattle’s older adults living in supportive housing will be the next in line for vaccinations against the novel coronavirus offered by the City’s mobile vaccine clinics, the Office of the Mayor announced in a press release on Jan. 22. This newest mobile vaccination effort began on Jan. 21 and includes older adults who had formerly experienced homelessness and who now receive wraparound case management services, as well as older, low-income adults living in affordable housing.

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