Citi Subject vaccination web site now accepting walk-ins for New Yorkers 75 and older, plus an eligible escort – QNS.com
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Citi Field’s bulk vaccination center is now accepting New Yorkers 75 years and older without an appointment to get their COVID-19 shot, the city said on Monday, March 29.
In addition, according to the NYC Test & Trace Corps, an eligible city resident of any age who accompanies them to the construction site can get vaccinated without an appointment.
Citi Field’s bulk vaccination facility at 36-2 126th St. in Corona is one of three 24-hour mass vaccination sites that can walk-ups. The Brooklyn Army Terminal at 140 58th St. and Bathgate at 4006 Third Ave. also accept eligible walk-ins.
To qualify for the walk-up service, New Yorkers aged 75 and over must provide proof of age upon arrival at the vaccination site. Escort can be of any age, but must live in New York City and be eligible to receive the vaccine based on age, health, occupation, or other reasons.
This week, the state announced that New Yorkers age 30 and older will be eligible for the vaccine starting March 30th, while New Yorkers age 16 and older will be eligible starting April 6th.
According to NYC Test & Trace Corps, the new walk-up service is part of the city’s effort to reach out to vulnerable elderly New Yorkers.
Deputy Mayor for Health and Human Services Melanie Hartzog said the city has made tremendous strides since the vaccine first arrived a few months ago. More than 3 million doses have been administered in the five counties.
“As part of our ongoing work to make the vaccine more accessible for everyone, we’re continuing to double the reach of older New Yorkers, who are among our most vulnerable, through creative strategies ranging from free transportation to home vaccinations to vaccinations in specialized vaccination clinics Senior citizens’ buildings, partnerships with social housing and places of worship, ”said Hartzog. “With this additional walk-up approach, which includes caretakers, we’re adjusting and expanding that effort to ensure older New Yorkers have more options to access this key resource.”
The city offers free transportation to and from vaccination centers for adults over the age of 65 or with an ambulatory, visual, intellectual, or developmental disability. Call 877-VAX-4-NYC or 877-829-4692 to reserve transportation, including ambulet and taxi options. An operator goes through the authorization and offers further options over the phone depending on the needs of the caller.
The COVID-19 is available free of charge. Eligible New Yorkers can search for appointments by calling 877-829-4692 or www.nyc.gov/VaccineFinder.