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COVID-19 VACCINE RESOURCES

Can you get the vaccine? Click here to see if you are eligible.

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The COVID-19 Vaccination Hotline is open 7AM – 10PM, 7 days a week, for scheduling vaccination appointments for eligible New Yorkers: 1-833-NYS-4-VAX (1-833-697-4829).

The first COVID-19 vaccines are here. Due to limited supply from the federal government, availability is limited. More and more New Yorkers will become eligible as the vaccine supply increases. While the vaccination process is underway, every New Yorker should wear a mask, social distance, and avoid small and large gatherings.

Two vaccines have been authorized by the FDA and approved by New York State’s independent COVID-19 Clinical Advisory Task Force: One that was developed by Pfizer and BioNTech and another that was developed by Moderna. Both vaccines require two doses.

Frequently asked questions about COVID-19 vaccination

What to expect at your appointment to get vaccinated for COVID-19

Benefits of getting a COVID-19 vaccine

TOWN OF NORTH HEMPSTEAD: Information about the COVID-19 Vaccine

NASSAU COUNTY: Information about the COVID-19 Vaccine

NEW YORK STATE: Vaccinate NY Webinar from Governor Cuomo

NATIONWIDE: Information about the COVID-19 Vaccine from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC)

Watch Newsday Webinar: Health & COVID-19: I’m Vaccinated, Now What?

Webinar: Understanding the COVID-19 Vaccine: Myths, Facts and New York’s Distribution Plans via Adelphi University – Wednesday, March 3, 2021 at 10:00 a.m. EST

COVID-19 TESTING

NASSAU COUNTY: FREE COVID Testing Information from Northwell Health

CONDADO DE NASSAU: Preuebas GRATIS de COVID-19 de Northwell Health

CRISIS COUNSELING

Crisis Counseling Program (CCP) for all individuals in NY State directly impacted by COVID-19- Call (516)538-2613 x205

Programa de Consejería en Crisis (CCP) todos los individuos en el estado de NY directamente afectados por COVID-19 – Llamenos al (516)538-2613 x205

NYU Langone 2021 Virtual Bereavement Support Groups

Information about COVID-19

Nassau County Text Alerts

Information on Contact Tracing English | Spanish

Here are some tutorials by library staff to make your own reusable cloth mask, with or without a sewing machine.

Eligibility for Testing (via New York State): Pre-register for testing using the online screening tool, call the hotline:  1-888-364-3065, or fill out the email form with specific questions.

Community Resources

This Community Bulletin Board is to share information from local government, announce non-profit events (that are free to the public) and post civic-related news. If you would like to submit your own community-related news or information, email Library@PWPL.org

Disclaimer: The Port Washington Public Library is providing this valuable information as a listing of local COVID-19 Relief Efforts. PWPL does not actively solicit donations on behalf of or endorse non-profit organizations.\

Community Events

Local Election Information

Other Resources

NY Forward Loan Fund

Tax Filing Assistance via AARP

Free Virtual Remote Tax Filing Assistance via HWCLI (The Health and Welfare Council of Long Island) – For more information on our program, please call 516-738-0447 or email taxhelp@hwcli.com

Pro Bono Legal Assistance 

Seeking Donations/Volunteers

Community Computer Connections Program
Hero Hunger Help Project: Donate gift cards from grocery stores to help veterans combat food insecurity

Unemployment Resources

For more information or assistance, please email reference@pwpl.org.

Mental Health Resources

Hotlines

Name Number Hours
New York State Office of Mental Health Emotional Support Line 1-844-863-9314 8AM – 10PM Everyday
Nassau County Helpline 516-227-8255 10AM – 11PM Everyday
Project Independence for people over 60 516-869-6311 9AM – 7PM Everyday
Long Island Crisis Center 516-679-1111 24/7