FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: March 19, 2021
CONTACT: Peter Giunta, 347.621.8031
Assemblymember Michael Reilly (R-Staten Island) announced today a community partnership between his office and Super Health Pharmacy, a local pharmacy located in Staten Island’s Pleasant Plains neighborhood, to provide a limited number of appointments for eligible Staten Island residents to receive the two-shot Moderna COVID-19 vaccine.
Those eligible to receive the COVID-19 vaccine can visit www.superhealthpharmacy.com beginning today to schedule their appointment for as early as Thursday, March 25, 2021. Appointments are available from 10am until 4pm. As per state guidance, the following groups are currently eligible to receive the COVID-19 vaccine:
- Individuals 60 years of age or older
- P-12 school faculty and staff
- Childcare workers (per federal guidance)
- Individuals 18 years of age or older with comorbidities and underlying conditions (please see: http://on.ny.gov/311m437)
- Public-facing government and public employees
- Not-for-profit workers who provide public-facing services to New Yorkers
- Essential in-person public-facing building service workers
Please be advised that priority will be given to individuals 60 years of age or older, as well as to individuals with comorbidities and underlying conditions. At this time, there are approximately 200 appointments open for Thursday but more may become available. An appointment is required and can be made by visiting www.superhealthpharmacy.com. Walk-ins will be turned away.
Assemblymember Reilly said: “I would like to thank Dr. Parikh and the Super Health Pharmacy family for working with me and my team to make these vaccination opportunities available in a community that is severely underserved by city- and state-led vaccination efforts. Time and time again, our independent pharmacies step up and deliver, proving just how much of an asset they are to the local community. This is only a fraction of what our community deserves in terms of vaccine access, and I continue to advocate daily for city and state officials to establish a dedicated vaccination hub for Staten Island’s South Shore.”
Dr. Mayank A. Parikh, Pharmacist and Owner of Super Health Pharmacy said: “We are excited to be part of this historic effort to vaccinate our community and get these vaccines administered to our most vulnerable population. Independent pharmacies like Super Health Pharmacy are the most accessible healthcare providers in their communities and have been critical to New York’s COVID-19 vaccine response. It is phenomenal news that there will be enough vaccines for all U.S. adults by the end of May, but there are still major challenges to vaccinating the most vulnerable communities. Independent pharmacists are stepping up in enormous ways to overcome those challenges, and we have demonstrated that we are capable of safely and efficiently administering the vaccine. Super Health Pharmacy is here to serve our community and we are excited to work with Assemblyman Reilly to immunize our community members quickly and safely. We are almost at the finish line, so we are urging the community to wear a mask and not let their guard down just yet.”
Super Health Pharmacy is located at 6400 Amboy Road. In addition to COVID-19 vaccinations, they also offer no-cost COVID-19 drive-up testing.