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MTA Extends Subway Vaccine Program After 5,700 NYers Are Vaccinated During Pilot

Claire Leaden Claire Leaden

MTA Extends Subway Vaccine Program After 5,700 NYers Are Vaccinated During Pilot

The pop-up vaccine sites in subway stations and transit hubs were such a big hit last week, they’re being extended!

Governor Cuomo announced this week that vaccine offerings in select locations will be continuing through Saturday, May 22, and even more sites will be added, allowing New Yorkers to easily get vaccinated on their commute.

The pilot program began on May 12, and from that date until the 16th (the original length of the program), 5,701 doses were administered. It started with eight locations including Penn Station and Grand Central, and a select few will be continuing through the weekend. They have also added: 125th Street in Manhattan, Sutphin Boulevard-Archer Avenue-JFK Airport in Queens, and the LIRR’s Hicksville train station.

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The sites are walk-in only, first come, first served, and administer the single-dose Johnson & Johnson vaccine so New Yorkers don’t have to worry about making a second appointment.

“More New Yorkers are getting vaccinated every single day, but the vaccination rate is slowing and we need to get creative to continue getting shots in arms,” Governor Cuomo said in a press release.

“Incentives like those offered by the MTA are important tools we can use to reach New Yorkers who haven’t gotten vaccinated yet, and they’ve been successfully implemented at eight previously opened locations. We’re building on that success to launch three new pop-up vaccination sites at MTA station stops, expanding our reach even further and improving access to the vaccine throughout downstate New York.”

And don’t forget, you can still score a free seven-day MetroCard for free LIRR round-trip ticket when you get vaccinated at any of these sites!

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Here’s where you can get one:

  • Penn Station – 34th Street Corridor 
    Open: 3 PM – 8 PM
  • Grand Central Terminal – Vanderbilt Hall 
    Open: 8 AM – 1 PM
  • East 180th Street (Bronx) 
    Open: 8 AM – 1 PM
  • Broadway Junction (Brooklyn) 
    Open: 3 PM – 8 PM
  • 125th Street (Manhattan)
    Open: 8 AM – 1 PM
  • Sutphin Boulevard-Archer Avenue-JFK Airport (Queens)
    Open: 8 AM – 1 PM
  • Hicksville (LIRR)
    Open: 2 PM – 7 PM

featured image source: MTA

In other news: Here Are All The Free Things You Can Get In NYC When You’re Vaccinated

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