Corona church becomes pop-up vaccine site with help from Queens congresswoman

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Last month, Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez successfully advocated for the state to place a pop-up COVID-19 vaccine site at First Baptist Church in Corona.

On Feb. 28, 1,000 vaccines were distributed and 500 administered at the community church that mainly serves the Corona and East Elmhurst neighborhoods, which are some of the neighborhoods hardest hit by the pandemic and are currently some of the most under-vaccinated in the city.

In Corona’s 11368 ZIP Code, about 4 percent of the adult population has been fully vaccinated, and in East Elmhurst’s 11369 ZIP Code, about 7 percent of the adult population has been fully vaccinated, according to city data.

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