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Citi Field vaccination site now accepting walk-ins for
New Yorkers 75 and older, plus an eligible escort
BY ANGÉLICA ACEVEDO
Citi Field’s mass vaccination site
is now accepting New Yorkers
who are 75 years and older to
walk in without an appointment to
get their COVID-19 shot, the city announced
on Monday, March 29.
Additionally, one eligible city
dweller of any age who accompanies
them to the site will be able to get
vaccinated without an appointment
as well, according to NYC Test &
The Citi Field mass vaccination site,
located at 36-2 126th St. in Corona,
is one of three 24/7 mass vaccination
sites that will accept walk-ups.
Brooklyn Army Terminal, located
at 140 58th St., and Bathgate, located
at 4006 Third Ave., will also accept
To qualify for the walk-up service,
New Yorkers age 75 and older must
show proof of age upon arrival at the
vaccination site. Their accompanying
escort may be of any age, but
must live in New York City and be
eligible to receive the vaccine due to
age, medical condition, employment
or other reasons.
This week, the state announced
New Yorkers who are 30 years and
older are eligible for the vaccine
as of March 30, while New Yorkers
who are 16 and older will be eligible
starting April 6.
The new walk-up service is part
of the city’s effort to reach more
vulnerable older New Yorkers, according
to NYC Test & Trace Corps.
Deputy Mayor for Health and Human
Services Melanie Hartzog said
the city has made tremendous progress
since the vaccine first arrived
several months ago, with more than
3 million doses administered across
the five boroughs.
“As part of our ongoing work to
make the vaccine easier to access for
all, we’re continuing to double down
on reaching older New Yorkers, who
are some of our most vulnerable,
through creative strategies from
free transportation, to homebound
vaccinations, to dedicated vaccine
clinics at senior buildings, to
partnerships with public housing
and houses of worship,” Hartzog
said. “With this additional walk-up
approach that includes caretakers,
we’re adapting and expanding these
efforts, ensuring older New Yorkers
have more ways to access this key
The city offers free transportation
to and from vaccine sites for adults
who are over the age of 65 or have an
ambulatory, visual, intellectual or
developmental disability. To reserve
transportation, including ambulette
and cab options, call 877-VAX-4-NYC
or 877-829-4692. An operator will
walk through eligibility and provide
other options over the phone based
on the caller’s need.
Eligible New Yorkers may search
for appointments by calling 877-829-
4692 or by visiting www.nyc.gov/
Photo by Dean Moses
If you’re 60 or older, a TLC licensed driver, a home health care aide, a restaurant or
delivery worker, a grocery store or bodega worker, you are eligible to get a COVID-19 vaccine.
COVID-19 vaccines are available to eligible New Yorkers at no cost,
regardless of insurance or immigration status.
Look for an appointment today!
Visit nyc.gov/vaccinefinder or call 877-VAX-4NYC to
make an appointment at a City-run vaccination site.
Bill de Blasio
Dave A. Chokshi, MD, MSc
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