Mayor announces Vaccine for All Corps with job opportunities for 2,000 New Yorkers


Mayor’s office

Rachel Dalloo

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio announced on March 9 the new initiative Vaccine for All Corps, a city-wide effort made to recruit 2,000 New Yorkers to help with the vaccine rollout in their communities.

“Attention all New Yorkers: The Vaccine for All Corps is hiring,” de Blasio said in a statement. “We are giving New Yorkers the opportunity to help their neighbors get vaccinated and rebuild our communities together, one vaccination at a time.”

The Vaccine for All Corps will help bring job opportunities to communities that have been hit the hardest by the coronavirus pandemic. The initiative does not require any prior healthcare experience for those who want to participate.

The roles that are available for participants include positions in operations, customer service, client services, site management and clinical roles.

Additionally, the Department of Small Business Services will be helping in the recruitment process by hiring thousands of New Yorkers to provide support to the vaccination effort. It will also be hosting information sessions on occasions for “community-based organizations that are
interested in learning more.”

“I was happy to hear that there will be more people to help distribute vaccines to the New York population and I’m glad more people can have the opportunity to apply for different type of jobs to help the process along,” Samantha Pichler, a Baruch College senior and political science
major, said in response to a Google form The Ticker shared on Facebook.

Recruitment has already started throughout New York City. So far, the employment process is currently underway in the Bronx, Staten Island and Queens. Small Business Services is primarily focused on hiring individuals from affected communities in partnership with city-wide agencies and community partners.

The Vaccine for All Corps is hiring vaccinators, as well as support and administrative roles. For those who are hired, the training will be handled by the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene.

“Since the arrival of the vaccine in NYC, our vaccination hubs have become a key component of the City’s vaccine infrastructure – accessible, trusted, effective and located in communities and sites that are familiar to neighborhood residents,” Melanie Hartzog, the deputy mayor for Health
and Human Services said. “To date, thanks to New Yorkers’ incredible volunteer spirit, we’re proud to have vaccinated thousands of individuals at these vital sites. Now our Vaccine for All Corps will build on this important progress, bringing more staff and vaccinators online, including
hiring directly from communities, ensuring these key sites and resources continue to be available to New Yorkers for the long-haul as we anticipate increased supply citywide.”

Those interested in obtaining a job should apply on the Small Business Services website.