COVID-19 vaccination sites coming to Bronx and Brooklyn subway stations Wednesday
New COVID-19 vaccination pop-up sites are coming to Bronx and Brooklyn subway stations on Wednesday.
The site at the East 180th Street Station in the Bronx will be open from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. The Broadway Junction site in Brooklyn will run from 3 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Both sites will be offering the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine Monday through Friday.
The sites are part of the state’s collaboration with the MTA to get the city vaccinated.
Gov. Kathy Hochul says the sites are in areas where vaccination rates remain low and are conveniently located for busy New Yorkers on the go.
Anyone is eligible to receive the vaccine without an appointment.
Since starting the MTA pop-up sites in May, the MTA says over 34,000 people have been vaccinated.
Subway rider Ashia Salgado told News 12 that this seems like an effective idea.
“I think it’s a great incentive. I think it’s really awesome that they’re trying to bring it to different neighborhoods and make it convenient for people,” Salgado says. “Especially, it's in the train station, so it's on their way home, it's on their commute to work or anything like that, so I think it’s really convenient.”
If you come out to either location to get the vaccine, you’ll also get a free seven-day MetroCard, a Metro-North ticket, or a round-trip ticket on the Long Island Rail Road.