Yankee Stadium partners with SOMOS to open vaccination hub for Bronx residents

Local and state officials say they hope the new site will help minority communities in the borough access the vaccine faster by exclusively making it available for Bronx residents.

News 12 Staff

Feb 8, 2021, 1:40 PM

Updated 1,171 days ago

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Yankee Stadium opened this morning to help give Bronx residents the COVID-19 vaccine.
Local and state officials say they hope the new site will help minority communities in the borough access the vaccine faster by exclusively making it available for Bronx residents.
 Dr. Ramon Tallaj, with SOMOS Community Care, says the turnout has been incredible.
"Today is probably a few thousand...all the appointments are full until Monday,” he says.
In order to sign up for a vaccination appointment, you'll need to show proof of Bronx residency with a state or government-issued ID, a statement from your landlord, a current rent receipt or lease or mortgage records.
Or you could bring two of the following: a statement from another person, current mail or school records.
Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced federal vaccine supply will increase by 20% within the next three weeks.



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