VAX UP! is an outreach campaign focused on serving Rockaway residents with up-to-date information on the COVID-19 vaccination.
Far Rockaway and communities on the eastern end of the Rockaway Peninsula have one of the lowest rates of vaccinations, yet the highest rate of hospitalizations for COVID19 in NYC.
RISE has developed an outreach campaign led by local volunteers and youth in our Shore Corps Internship Program, focused on Rockaway residents most at risk; those over the age of 65; chronic health issues; immigrants and those whose primary language is not English.
RISE is conducting surveys of both vaccinated and unvaccinated residents to learn more about the publics perception of the vaccine and up-to-date statistics for our community. We encourage everyone living in the Rockaways to take our survey: https://www.surveymonkey.com/
Protect those U Love. GET VAXED and STAY MASKED, to keep our community safe, and help us all get back to more in person gatherings.
Below are outreach materials on the COVID 19 vaccine, that can be printed and shared with others.
VAX UP! is a RISE initiative, supported by the NYC Dept of Health and Hygiene and Fund for Public Health NYC as part of the VEPE (Vaccination Equity Partner Engagement Project) Program.