The Bronx Rising Initiative has launched a homebound vaccine initiative to inoculate Bronx seniors where they live. Beginning Monday, April 12, 2021, in partnership with VIP Community Services and community-based organizations including Meals on Wheels and East Side House Settlement, among others, the Bronx Rising Initiative’s newest campaign aims to make up discrepancies in vaccine access for those that do not have access to the internet or proper transportation.

The homebound initiative is a continuation of the organization’s effort to get every Bronx resident vaccinated, which has so far reached over 4,000 Bronx residents in total through vaccine events at NYCHA centers and through local clinics.

“Our goal is to vaccinate as many people in the Bronx as possible and to ensure that no one – especially our most vulnerable – is overlooked,” said Jason Autar, Chief of Operations of the Bronx Rising Initiative. “We aim to create true equity in the vaccine rollout process, and this initiative is a critical step in reaching everyone that has so far been locked-out of vaccination efforts.”

Those interested in signing up themselves or a loved one to be vaccinated at home without cost can do so here:

About the Bronx Rising Initiative

The Bronx Rising Initiative is an organization dedicated to providing and distributing critical resources across the Bronx in response to the COVID-19 pandemic’s disproportionate impact on the borough. Founded in March of 2020 by Tomas Ramos and powered by the Oyate Group – a nonprofit organization with the mission to alleviate poverty by creating sustainable and holistic solutions that empower underserved communities all across New York City – the Bronx Rising Initiative works to create access to healthcare, alleviate hunger, invest in the growth of small businesses and inspire youth to better themselves and their borough. For more information, visit and follow the Bronx Rising Initiative on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and LinkedIn.

About VIP Community Services

VIP was founded in 1974 and offers integrated medical, behavioral health, housing, and wrap-around services to help become self-sufficient and transform their communities into safe, thriving neighborhoods. VIP is a Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC) and Certified Community Behavioral Health Center (CCBHC) headquartered at 770 E. 176th Street in the Bronx. For more information, visit



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