The Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America is collaborating with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and New York City Health + Hospitals to offer COVID-19 vaccines at churches in various city boroughs.
Five Greek Orthodox churches will serve as mobile vaccination sites on Sunday, January 23, from 8:00am to 12:00pm. First, second, booster and youth doses will be available at parishes in Manhattan, Queens, the Bronx and Brooklyn.
Fr. Evagoras Constantinides, spokesman of the archdiocese and parish priest at Saints Constantine & Helen Cathedral in Brooklyn, called the collaboration a “great opportunity” for the church to provide vaccines to faithful and the broader community.
“This is especially important for our older, Greek-speaking population,” Constantinides told The Pappas Post. “We all want to move past this pandemic and we can only do so by applying the necessary steps. As I’ve said time and time again, get vaccinated!”
Vaccine doses will be available at the following five churches:
St. John the Baptist Greek Orthodox Church
143 East 17th Street
New York, NY 10003
St. Eleftherios Greek Orthodox Church
359 West 24th Street
New York, NY 10011
Holy Cross Greek Orthodox Church
11-05 150th Street
Whitestone, NY 11357
Zoodohos Peghe Greek Orthodox Church
3573 Bruckner Blvd
Bronx, NY 10461
Saints Constantine & Helen Greek Orthodox Cathedral
64 Schermerhorn St
Brooklyn, NY 11201
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