Good Morning, Brooklyn: August 13 and 14, 2022
MORE MONKEYPOX VACCINES BEING MADE AVAILABLE: More Than 9,000 additional Monkeypox vaccine appointments are being made available via the city’s vaccine portal and by calling 877-VAX-4NYC (877-829-4692) starting this weekend. The 9,000 appointments include 4,000 doses which New York State re-distributed to the city from the most recent allocation as well as around 5,000 appointments that were previously booked but unused.
Unfilled appointments include people who did not show up for appointments, ineligible people who booked or who double-booked appointments.
SCHOOL SUPPLY DRIVE: Another Brooklyn organization, the Arab-American Family Support Center, is holding a school supply drive to support low-income immigrant and refugee families in the community. The September 1 event will also feature a youth showcase.
Supplies such as backpacks, notebooks, pens/pencils, art supplies, are being collected for Low-income immigrant and refugee families, who face the highest economic pressure to provide school supplies and essential items for their children. Donors can visit the AAFSSSC at 384 Atlantic Avenue (between Bond and Hoyt) in Boerum Hill, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mondays-Fridays, making sure to let the front desk know that the errand is a school supply drop off.