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Stroll-up vaccinations now accessible to New Yorkers 75 and older, plus one eligible escort, at three NYC vaccine websites

NEW YORK CITY – Getting the COVID-19 vaccine just got a little easier for seniors in New York City who are still fighting for a shot.

As of Tuesday, New Yorkers aged 75 and over can enter up to three of the city’s mass vaccination centers without an appointment and get vaccinated, the NYC Health + Hospitals announced on Monday.

Better still, an authorized person accompanying the senior can get vaccinated without an appointment.

The 24/7 bulk vaccination sites open for walk-up footage include locations at the Brooklyn Army Terminal, Bathgate, and Citi Field in Queens.

“With this additional walk-up approach, which includes caretakers, we are adapting and expanding that effort to ensure older New Yorkers have more opportunities to access this key resource,” said Melanie Hartzog, deputy mayor for health and human services, in one statement.

To qualify, the senior must provide proof of age upon arrival at the vaccination center. Your companion can be of any age, but must also be entitled to receive the vaccine.

Also on Tuesday, the state’s eligibility to vaccinate will be extended to all New Yorkers aged 30 and over.

The escort must also live in New York City or work in a suitable, substantial job in the city if they are under the age of majority.

In addition, the city offers free transportation to and from vaccination centers for adults aged 65 and over or those with an ambulatory, visual, intellectual, or developmental disability. To reserve transportation, including ambulance or taxi options, simply call (877) VAX-4-NYC.

Walk-up vaccination centers for New Yorkers aged 75 and over as well as an authorized escort:

Brooklyn Army Terminal
140 58th Street
Brooklyn, NY 11220

Bathgate contract post office
4006 3rd Avenue
Bronx, NY 10457

Citi Field
36-2 126th St.
Queens, NY 11368

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