NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Vaccinations for the elderly and homebound seniors in New York City are underway.

A field team of FDNY and medical professionals registered dozens of people and administered the Johnson & Johnson vaccine at the Brighton House in Brighton Beach, Brooklyn, on Friday.

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The one-dose shot doesn’t have the same refrigeration requirements as Moderna and Pfizer’s vaccines, making it easier to provide door-to-door vaccination service.

“I think that this is very marvelous that they’re going to do this in this building,” Brighton Beach resident Rose Bunchik said. “And Johnson & Johnson is very limited vaccine because it just came out.”

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Initially, the focus is on Brighton Beach and Co-Op City in the Bronx, but the effort will ramp up in just over a week.

The goal is to vaccinate 240 people a day.

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To schedule an in-home COVID vaccine appointment for homebound New York City residents, visit vax4nyc.nyc.gov/patient/s/ or call 877-829-4692.

CBSNewYork Team