Vax Up! Far Rock Campaign

VAX UP! is an outreach campaign focused on serving Rockaway residents with up-to-date information on the COVID-19 vaccination.

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RISE is currently distributing FREE ABBOTT LABS COVID19 rapid test kits, that can be administered at home and take 10 minutes for results.

In order to ensure the safety of all community members and RISE staff, we require everyone to sign up for an appointment to pick up the test kits at the RISE Center, 5803 Rockaway Beach Blvd, Rockaway, NY 11692. Monday - Friday 10AM-6PM.

Each person will receive 2 boxes (2 kits/box) for a total of 4 test kits. We will limit distribution to 4 tests/person/week.  Use the attached link to sign up for a pick up time.

Due to the limited supply we will open the sign up at the beginning of each week. Distribution of testing kits for each week will be contingent on additional tests delivered by NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene.

 To find out more about where you can get the COVID-19 vaccination, go to: 1-877-VAX-4NYC

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:

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 COVID19 vaccine, that can be printed and shared with others.