Data from NYC shows that between January 17 and August 17, people who are unvaccinated accounted for:

• 96.1% of all COVID-19 cases

• 96.9% of COVID-19 hospitalizations

• 97.3% of COVID-19 deaths

CONNECT-TO-VACCINE helps adults in southwest Brooklyn find the vaccine you want at the best location for you. Our services are free. The Covid-19 vaccine is free. We'll arrange free transportation for you too!​

NYC's New Vaccine Requirements (click for more info)

Starting August 16, you will be required to provide proof of COVID-19 vaccination for: Indoor dining, Indoor fitness, and Indoor entertainment and performances.

Get Your Proof: The Connect-To-Vaccine team is helping members download the Excelsior Pass on their smart phones. This is a digital copy of your vaccination record that can be shown as proof-of-vaccine when going to indoor events like restaurants and shows. Those who do not have a smart phone can get a printout of their record online. When you have the Excelsior Pass you can keep your CDC vaccination card at home for safe keeping. If you'd like help downloading or printing your Excelsior Pass, call Bay Ridge Connects to set up an appointment.

Earn $200: The first 200 people to get fully vaccinated through Connect-to-Vaccine can receive bonuses worth $200! You must get vaccinated at a city-run site or mobile van or the city’s home vaccination program.

Please contact us for details and to sign up for this bonus:
718-333-5782 or

Bay Ridge Center is a partner organization of the NYC Vaccine Referral Bonus Initiative. NYC gives $100 voucher for each vaccine at city-sites, and the organization receives $100 each time we are named as the referring agency at city-run vaccination sites. We will pass that $100 on to you after you are fully vaccinated. Call us today for $200 in bonuses!

Contact our staff today!

  • Our services are free. The Covid-19 vaccine is free

  • Ask us! We’ll help answer your questions and concerns.

  • We’ll help you find the vaccine you want at the most convenient location, including at home.

  • If you need another dose to be fully vaccinated, we’ll help you get that too.

  • We offer FREE transportation to and from the vaccine site (by our vans or a free ride with Uber or Lift; masks required on all transportation).

  • Services in Spanish, Russian, Arabic, and Chinese


Katarina Bartel, Program Coordinator of Connect-to-Vaccine, presented about the vaccination and Bay Ridge Center's Connect- to-Vaccine program for the Sept. 22 Senior Issues, Housing, Health and Welfare Committee meeting.

This program is made possible by grants from the Robin Hood Foundation and Maimonides Medical Center/Community Care of Brooklyn.