We've said many times antibody testing isn't perfect, but it is helpful. It at least tells you if you've been exposed to the disease previously and obviously you've been able to beat it. It does not tell you to let down your guard or that you can never be once again infected by the disease.
In these next weeks we're going to reach 140,000 New York City first responders and health care workers with free antibody testing and another 140,000 everyday New Yorkers also with free antibody testing. New Yorkers in all five boroughs can start signing up for antibody testing right now. It is by appointment only. It's not just so that you get the results which you deserve and is important, and, of course it's free, but on top of that, it helps the medical community and the City of New York to understand better what's happening with this disease here in the city. The survey that's part of this will help us to fight this disease better. So, you'll be helping yourself, but also helping everyone else with the information that will be gleaned from all this testing.
We have five locations – in the Bronx at 4006 3rd Avenue in Claremont, in Brooklyn at the NYPD Community Center in East New York. In Manhattan, Manhattanville Health Center, obviously in Manhattanville. In Queens at 3409 Queens Boulevard, Long Island City. In Staten Island, at the St. John Villa Academy in Concord. To make an appointment today, go online, http://www.nyc.gov/antibodysurvey or call (888) 279-0967.
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