FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Cynthia Bacon (718) 670-2515
Debra Pagano Cohen (718) 670-1586
The New York City Council will be issuing a proclamation honoring New York Hospital Queens and 18 other sites that were part of a H1N1 vaccination point-of-distribution program in New York City during fall 2009.
City Council Chambers, City Hall, 1 Centre Street, New York, NY, 10007
Wednesday, April 14, 2010, 1 p.m. (estimated)
Press credentials will be required to enter the facilities. Interviews and specific photo opportunities may be requested in advance.
Doing their part to help curb the spread of H1N1 “swine flu” virus last fall, nurses and doctors from New York Hospital Queens vaccinated more than 700 people.
All of the health center sites underwent special emergency preparedness training from the Primary Care Development Corporation (PCDC) in collaboration with the NYC Department of Health, and with key support from the NYC Council. More than 7,000 New Yorkers were vaccinated as part of this program last fall.
Expected attendees include: Members of City Council, primary care center executives and vaccination team leaders, Primary Care Development Corporation (PCDC) leadership.
New York Hospital Queens is a member of the NewYork-Presbyterian Healthcare System and is affiliated with Weill Medical College of Cornell University.