Thanks to Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Department of Health, the Municipal Housing Authority for the City of Yonkers received 250 doses of the Pfizer vaccine which was distributed to MHACY’s senior residents.

Residents received the vaccine from Thursday, Feb. 4 through Sunday, Feb. 7 at the Nodine Hill Community Center in Yonkers. The vaccine was administered by Sun River Health through the New York State Health Department. Eduviges Aquinio, a resident of Flynn Manor, was the first senior to receive the COVID-19 vaccine. Barbara Zeller, MD of Sun River Health administered the vaccine.

Yonkers Mayor Mike Spano and MHACY President and CEO Wilson Kimball; Edgar Santana Jr, Director of Downstate Regional Affairs for New York State; Allison Dubois, Chief Operating Officer and Executive Vice President of Sun River Health and Lakisha Collins-Bellamy, Esq, legal counsel for MHACY, were among those on hand on Feb. 4 as the first vaccine was administered.

“We were so grateful to receive this allotment of vaccine to help protect MHACY’s senior residents,’’ said Wilson Kimball, President and CEO of the Municipal Housing Authority for the City of Yonkers. “We have 2,120 senior residents living in public housing who are eligible for the vaccine. We encourage all of our seniors to get vaccinated and are working actively to make that happen.”