"We have to do everything we can to keep providing, keep vaccinating people. And the patients have loved it because they got to get vaccinated somewhere local."
Ambar Keluskar, Supervising Pharmacist
When Rossi Pharmacy experienced difficulties getting elderly patients to schedule appointments online, they started doing pop-up vaccination events at senior affordable housing facilities and promoting them on Facebook. They partnered with the office of State Senator Jabari Brisport to identify East New York residents that were homebound or struggling to find appointments elsewhere and brought the vaccine to them. They’ve now administered doses to hundreds of people across several locations, including Stonewall House, an affordable housing complex for LGBTQ+ seniors operated by SAGE.