Cuomo, De Blasio announce opening of mass vaccination site at Yankee Stadium

Gov. Andrew Cuomo and Mayor Bill de Blasio announced that they will be opening a mass vaccination site at Yankee Stadium on Friday.

News 12 Staff

Feb 4, 2021, 11:52 AM

Updated 1,166 days ago

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Gov. Andrew Cuomo and Mayor Bill de Blasio announced that they will be opening a mass vaccination site at Yankee Stadium on Friday. 
Both the governor and the mayor say the site will open to eligible Bronx residents. 
In a press release, they say the site was established through a partnership between New York State, New York City, the New York Yankees, SOMOS Community Care and the New York National Guard. 
"It's abundantly clear that Black, Latino and poor communities have been hit the hardest by COVID, and the Bronx is no exception," Gov. Cuomo said. "Our efforts to target vaccinations by locations with higher positivity rates have been working to not only keep the infection rate down, but to help ensure equity in our vaccine distribution process and opening a mass vaccination site at Yankee Stadium - the Bronx's most iconic landmark - is the perfect solution to helping this borough get vaccinated and defeat COVID once and for all."
"This mega-site shows what our grassroots, equity-driven NYC Vaccine for All effort is all about," Mayor de Blasio said. "Yankee Stadium has always been known for its World Series banners, but now it'll be recognized as a place where the people of the surrounding community in the Bronx can receive the vaccine doses that they need and deserve. This is about justice and standing up for the neighborhoods that were hardest hit by COVID-19."


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