Mayor Lovely A. Warren and Monroe County Executive Adam Bello, in partnership with a coalition of community groups, businesses and hospital systems have teamed up to bring free COVID tests and flu vaccinations to four Rochester churches from Oct. 5 to Oct. 17.
Testing and flu shots are provided at no cost to participants who do not have health insurance. Individuals with health insurance are asked to bring their cards for submitting the claims, which are covered at no additional cost or co-pay, even for those with deductibles.
Community members will also receive resources on legal assistance, housing and other services and will be encouraged to sign up for the ROC COVID symptom tracker (roccovid.org).
The COVID-19 and flu initiative is sponsored by the City of Rochester, County of Monroe, Black Physicians Network of Greater Rochester, Rochester Black Nurses Association, Common Ground Health, Finger Lakes Performing Provider System, Jordan Health, Ibero American Action League, Rochester Regional Health, NYS Department of Health, Regional Health Reach, University of Rochester and Wegmans.
Testing and flu shots are offered from noon to 7 p.m. at the following locations:
Monday through Wednesday, Oct. 5, 6, 7 Aenon Baptist Church 175 Genesee St., Rochester, NY 14611
Thursday through Saturday, Oct. 8, 9, 10 Greater Harvest Church 121 Driving Park Ave., Rochester, NY 14613
Monday through Wednesday, Oct. 12, 13, 14 Memorial AME Zion Church 549 Clarissa St., Rochester, NY 14608
Thursday through Saturday, Oct. 15, 16, 17 House of Prayer and Restoration 545 Hudson Ave, Rochester, NY 14605