Governor Cuomo Announces Four Pop-Up Vaccination Sites at MTA Stations to Continue Operating Following Success of Pilot Program
New York (STL.News) Governor Andrew M. Cuomo announced four pop-up vaccination sites at MTA station stops will continue operating through Saturday, May 22 following the success of the pilot program. The stops include Penn Station, Grand Central, East 180th Street in the Bronx, and Broadway Junction in Brooklyn. The pop-up sites at these four stops, which began operating on May 12, have administered 3,497 doses from May 12 to May 15.
The sites serve up to 300 walk-ins per day on a first come, first served basis utilizing the single dose Johnson & Johnson vaccine. The MTA has partnered with SOMOS Community Care on the four locations that will continue operating until May 22 and provides a free seven-day MetroCardas an incentive to get vaccinated at the sites. MTA employees can get vaccinated at the sites.
“Bringing the COVID vaccine directly to the places where New Yorkers live and work has been a key component of our vaccination efforts, and it has been successful,” Governor Cuomo said. “Our partnership with the MTA has made it possible to reach those New Yorkers who commute and work along our busiest subway stops, and so we are going to keep four of these pop-up sites open to get more shots into people’s arms.”
The pilot program to bring the vaccine to MTA station stops launched on May 12 with eight pop-up sites.