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“It’s amazin’: the Mets are hitting it out of the park today,” said Mayor Bill de Blasio.
By Forum Staff
The Citi Field vaccination site is officially up and running, Mayor de Blasio announced last week. Operated by the NYC Test & Trace Corps, the site will serve eligible Queens residents, along with priority appointments for TLC and food service workers from across the five boroughs.
“It’s amazin’: the Mets are hitting it out of the park today,” said Mayor Bill de Blasio. “They are stepping up to the plate in a big way by making Citi Field a vaccination site for Queens residents and the essential heroes who keep our city running.”
“We are proud to play an important role in our city’s recovery and encourage as many as possible to sign up to get the vaccine at Citi Field,” added Mets Owner and CEO Steve Cohen. “This is the best path for us to return to some form of normalcy so Let’s Get Vaccinated and Let’s Go Mets.”
For its first week in operation, 200 appointments will be available each day, Monday through Saturday, with 100 of those prioritized for TLC and food service workers. Additional days and appointments will come online with increased supply, with 24 hour service beginning next Wednesday. The site will scale up to administer approximately 4,000 doses next week, and at full capacity, will be able to administer 5,000 each day. Eligible New Yorkers can make an appointment at nyc.gov/vaccinefinder or by calling 877-VAX-4NYC.