Roosevelt Island Disabled Association
(RIDA) President Wendy Hersh reports:

The RIDA Food Pantry will be open this Friday. Council Member Julie Menin in
collaboration with the Roosevelt Island Disabled Association will be
distributing KN95 masks at the RIDA Food Pantry in the 546 Main St Lobby this
Friday January 14th from 4-5pm. Let’s keep our island safe!

A spokesperson for Roosevelt Island
NYC Council Member Julie Menin

… the Covid rapid tests are the take-home rapid tests (they come two in a
kit) and we got it from
Borough President Mark Levine

Earlier today, Roosevelt Island
NY State Assembly Member Rebecca Seawight arranged for a Moderna Covid Booster vaccination clinic 

at the
Roosevelt Island Carter Burden Senior Center
administered by Zeel, a
health care provider.

Approximately 60 Covid vaccine booster shots were given at the Senior Center and
Zeel staff members also provided at home booster shots to Roosevelt Island
residents today.

According to this
press release from Zeel:

“We’re pleased to partner with Zeel as we continue to deliver booster shots to
the fight against the COVID-19 variants,” said Assembly Member Rebecca
Seawright, who has sponsored a total of seven vaccine or booster clinics on
the Upper East Side, Yorkville, and Roosevelt Island. Seawright said that
Zeel’s delivery of the Moderna booster is vital in ensuring that all
communities are properly protected in accordance with CDC guidelines. 

Since April 2021, New York City-based Zeel has vaccinated tens of thousands of
New Yorkers, at 150 New York City public schools, at thousands of homes, and
at pop-up locations from Times Square to Coney Island. 

Said Zeel Founder and CEO Samer Hamadeh,“I am particularly proud of our
tireless teams of providers, who are out in the field getting boosters into
the arms of those who need them the most. We are grateful to Assembly Member
Seawright and organizations like the Brooklyn and Queens Chambers of Commerce,
who see the urgency in this program and are doing everything they can to get
as many people, especially at-risk populations and essential workers, boosted
as possible.” 

Zeel’s citywide network of more than 200 nurses and 200 drivers and
administrators have been working around the clock for almost a year. From the
city’s most venerated museums to celebrated restaurants like East Harlem’s
Rao’s, Zeel has been on-site vaccinating and boosting the essential workers
that are the very lifeblood of the city….


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