Two new mass COVID-19 vaccination sites will open Wednesday in Brooklyn and Queens as a part of a federal partnership with New York — and there are nonetheless loads of appointment slots out there, Gov. Cuomo stated Sunday.
Medical staff will probably be in a position to give out up to 3,000 jabs each day on the new Medgar Evers College in Crown Heights and York College in Jamaica, stated Cuomo, who urged New Yorkers to get vaccinated on the sites for a minimum of the second time this week.
“The vaccine is the weapon that will win the war, and we are working with our federal partners to make sure hard-hit communities have access to these life-saving shots,” Governor Cuomo stated in a press launch. “I encourage all eligible New Yorkers from these communities to schedule an appointment and get vaccinated.”
Cuomo has stated the doses will come from the feds individually from the state’s weekly allotment.
State officers didn’t instantly reply to a question from The Post on Sunday about whether or not they may assure the new native state-federal sites would get the doses they’re promising amid some extreme native vaccination supply snafus.
The new inoculation spots — open by appointment to eligible New Yorkers with close by zipcodes from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. — are a part of a federal program aimed toward serving to hard-hit and hard-to-reach communities on a bigger scale.
By distinction, 1,000 photographs a day are being administered on the state-run Javits Center, officers have stated.
“There are still tons of appointments available at the new FEMA mega vaccination sites at Medgar Evers College in Central Brooklyn and York College in Southeast Queens,” metropolis councilman Mark Levine ((D-Manhattan) tweeted Sunday.
Other mass federal-state vaccination sites are additionally set to open in different elements of the Empire State on March 3. They embrace the Delavan Grider Community Center in Buffalo, the Former Kodak Hawkeye Parking Lot in Rochester, the Washington Avenue Armory in Albany and the New York National Guard Amory in Yonkers.
Eligible New Yorkers can schedule appointments for the Brooklyn and Queens sites by utilizing New York’s “Am I Eligible” Web website or by calling the state’s COVID-19 Vaccination Hotline at 1-833-NYS-4-VAX (1-833-697-4829).
The two new areas in Queens and Brooklyn be a part of a listing of different mass metropolis and state vaccination sites in the Big Apple that embrace Yankee Stadium in The Bronx and Citi Field in Queens.