You are reading

Citi Field to Become Mega 24/7 COVID-19 Vaccination Site This Month

Citi Field (Wikipedia)

Jan. 12, 2021 By Allie Griffin

Citi Field, home to the Mets, will be converted into a mega COVID-19 vaccination site later this month with the capacity to administer the shot to thousands of people each day.

The Queens ballfield site will be open 24/7 beginning the week of Jan. 25, Mayor Bill de Blasio and the new Mets owner Steve Cohen announced Tuesday.

NYC public hospital staffers aim to vaccinate 5,000 to 7,000 New Yorkers at the stadium each day.

“It’s such a welcome moment for the people of this city, particularly for the people of Queens,” de Blasio said. “We’re going to have a 24/7 mega vaccination site at Citi field… This is going to help so many people get vaccinated.”

Another Queens 24/7 COVID-19 vaccination site will open at the NYC Health Department Clinic, located at 34-33 Junction Blvd in Corona, on Saturday.

De Blasio also announced Tuesday that people who live at shelters– or work there– as well as public-facing grocery store workers are now eligible to receive the vaccine. The two groups are in addition to health care workers, first responders, nursing home residents and those 65 years and older.

Eligible New Yorkers must make an appointment in order to get the two doses of the coronavirus vaccine. The city has set up a webpage where New Yorkers can read about eligibility requirements, find a vaccination site near them and book appointments.

email the author: [email protected]

8 Comments

Click for Comments 
Patricia Nerlinger

I’d like to make an appointment for the covid 19 vaccination.
Live in Bayside and no sites here.
I’ve been trying for weeks.
I’m over 80 and I’m concerned.

Reply
marlene Michnowich

We also had season tickets at Citi Field and Shea Stadium since the Mets won the World Series. Marlene Michnowich (hope to get my first vaccine there).

Reply
marlene Michnowich

I’ve been trying to get appointment for my first vaccine after being cancelled at Stonybrook last week. I am 76 years old, a cancer survivor and a widow. I hope this will help me for my first vaccine. Thank you Marlene Michnowich

Reply
Judith Garber

I am 72 years old and would like to a Covid-19 vaccine at Citi Field.
I have been a loyal Met Fan from the day they started playing in Shea Stadium. I hope that helps me get an appointment for my vaccine.
Thank You for Your consideration

Reply
Mary Muzio

Trying to make an appt at citified for the coved vaccine for myself and husband. Both 78 years of age. help

Reply
Thomas farley

I’m on phone all day to sign up for vaccine websites not working what do I do
Thank you

Reply

Leave a Comment
Reply to this Comment

All comments are subject to moderation before being posted.

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.

Recent News

Op-Ed: This Year’s State Budget Must Prioritize Climate, Jobs, and Justice for New York

Op-Ed, Jan. 30, By Assemblymember Jessica González-Rojas

In a time of rampant economic inequality and environmental injustice, it is easy to feel defeated.  Here in Queens and across New York State, however, communities are organizing for a better future. New Yorkers from different backgrounds and with different lived experiences are proving that we can build community, organize, and create a future that reflects our shared values.