Chilly weather blamed for reduced crowd at Parkchester vaccine site
The cold weather may be keeping some New York City residents from getting vaccinated early Saturday.
Lines usually stretch blocks for pop-up vaccination sites, but there was no crowd at Starling Diagnostics as of 9 a.m.
The new Parkchester site is one of 18 pop-up sites opening across New York this weekend.
Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced the new sites with hopes of vaccinating near 9,000 New Yorkers in a week.
Gov. Cuomo says that the pop-up sites will return to give second doses of the vaccine.
More people are also now eligible for the vaccine, with any New Yorker over the age of 30 being able to get vaccinated.
On Tuesday, eligibility will expand to include anyone over the age of 16.
Volunteers at the site are encouraging residents to brace the weather and get vaccinated.
The pop-up site at Starling Diagnostics will be open today and Sunday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.