Covid-19 Resources

Covid-19 Resources

FREE COVID-19 TESTING CLINIC

KCS Community Center
203-05 32nd Avenue, Bayside, NY
Mon-Friday: 9 am – 12 pm
Type of Test: PCR (nasal and saliva)

NYC Health + Hospitals is providing free COVID-19 PCR and rapid tests across all five boroughs.
Find a location near you: bit.ly/HH_testsites.

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FAQ

What is a PCR test?

A PCR test is a molecular test (nose/throat swab or saliva test) that detects the genetic material of the COVID virus using a lab technique called polymerase chain reaction. It is the most reliable way to test for COVID and can detect the virus even if there is only a small amount in your system.

What happens during a nasal test? What happens during a saliva test?

During a nasal test, fluid sample is collected by inserting a long nasal swab into your nostril and taking it from the back of your nose. On the other had, the saliva test requires you to spit into a tube to produce a saliva sample. Both options are offered at KCS.

When will I get my test results?

You will receive your results by email 1-2 days after the test (between 6PM and 10PM).

When should I get tested?

According to the NYC Department of Health & Mental Hygiene, you should get tested:

  • Immediately if you have symptoms of COVID-19.
  • Five days after having close contact (being within 6 feet for at least 10 minutes over a 24-hour period) with someone while they had COVID-19.
  • Before and after attending a gathering, especially if you and others are not fully vaccinated, or are at risk of severe COVID-19.
  • Three to five days following travel.
    If you have frequent in-person contact with others and are not fully vaccinated, you should consider getting tested weekly. This is especially true if you are in close contact with others who are not wearing masks indoors.
If I recently recovered from COVID, do I have to get tested again?

If you recently recovered from COVID-19, you should not get retested for COVID-19 for at least three months after your symptoms began or, if you had no symptoms, from the date you were tested. You may continue to test positive for COVID-19, even though you are no longer contagious. If you develop new symptoms, talk to your health care provider.

Will getting a COVID test affect my immigration status?

Your immigration status will not be asked and the test is provided at no cost to you even if you do not have health insurance. Test results are kept confidential.

COVID-19 VACCINATION SITE

KCS Community Center
203-05 32nd Avenue, Bayside, NY
7 days a week, 11 AM – 7 PM
Type of Vaccine: Pfizer

We are currently a vaccination hub run by the City of New York. All eligible New Yorkers ages 5 and up are welcome to get vaccinated against COVID-19 here.

This Thursday (March 31, 2022) will be the last day of operation of the City-run COVID-19 vaccination site hosted at our Bayside community center. Any remaining appointments will be accommodated by a mobile vaccination bus outside (on 32nd Avenue) until Thursday, April 21, 2022.

The bus will be offering the same vaccine (Pfizer) and services offered at our current vaccination hub.
It has been our pleasure to serve the community as a COVID-19 vaccination hub!
CLICK HERE to find a vaccination site near you. If you have any questions, call (877) 829-4692.

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VACCINATIONS FOR CHILDREN

The Pfizer vaccine is now available for children ages 5 to 11. The vaccine dose for this age group is smaller than the dose given to people ages 12 and older. Children can get vaccinated at their doctor’s office, pharmacies and vaccine sites across the city.

GETTING YOUR BOOSTER SHOT

Am I eligible for a booster shot?

If you are fully vaccinated and at least 12 years of age, you are eligible to receive a booster shot. It is recommended for any adult who received the second dose of the Pfizer or Moderna vaccine at least five months ago, or one dose of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine at least two months ago.

Can I get a dose of a different vaccine for my booster shot?

Your booster shot can be any of the three authorized or approved vaccines: Pfizer, Moderna or Johnson & Johnson.

How do I get my booster shot?

Bring your CDC COVID-19 Vaccination Card to your appointment so the health care professional who administers the shot can fill in the information about your booster dose.  If you did not receive a card at your first appointment, contact the vaccination site where you got your first shot or the state health department to find out how you can get a card.

Will I experience any side effects?

You may experience side effects. These are normal signs that your body is building protection against COVID-19. Use the v-safe app to report your side effects to the CDC.  It will send you daily health check-ins.

If I recently recovered from COVID, do I have to get tested again?

If you recently recovered from COVID-19, you should not get retested for COVID-19 for at least three months after your symptoms began or, if you had no symptoms, from the date you were tested. You may continue to test positive for COVID-19, even though you are no longer contagious. If you develop new symptoms, talk to your health care provider.

Will getting a COVID test affect my immigration status?

Your immigration status will not be asked and the test is provided at no cost to you even if you do not have health insurance. Test results are kept confidential.

NEED A RIDE? WE GOT YOU!

Do you need a ride to a COVID-19 vaccination site? Contact us to get a free, round-trip Uber ride to any Queens site! Rides are not time-limited and don’t require a smartphone, credit card, or Uber app.

English or Korean: (347) 783-4543
Spanish: (929) 426-0290
Punjabi or Hindi: (888) 243-1690

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