As vaccination efforts ramp up in NYC, landmark locations are helping the cause.
First, Governor Cuomo declared that the Javits Center would become a drive-thru vaccination hub, and now none other than the New York Mets’ CitiField will become one of the largest vaccine sites in the city.
Mayor de Blasio announced the news in his press conference this morning, with Mets merch by his side (as he is a self-declared fan). The famed baseball stadium will become a 24/7 vaccination site, serving 5,000-7,000 New Yorkers every single day.
“This is going to be fantastic,” he said. “This is going to help so many people to get vaccinated. The Mets organization has really stepped up to the plate to help us out, and I am so grateful for that.”
It will be run by the city’s Health & Hospitals program.
“We welcome Queens residents, we welcome all New Yorkers, we even welcome…Yankee fans,” he joked.
New Yorkers are AMAZIN’ and we’re proud to help keep them safe. As of January 25, #CitiField will become one of the largest #COVID19 vaccine sites in the city, working 24/7 to serve as many as 7K New Yorkers a week. #NYCVaccineForAll https://t.co/HCvN1zY2e2 pic.twitter.com/3lSIoXB4e7
— Citi Field (@CitiField) January 12, 2021
The site will open the week of January 25.
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