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Several Queens Vaccination Sites Don’t Require Appointments for 50-Year-Olds And Older

Sign pointing to the vaccination site at the 5-17 46th Road in a Plaxall building in Long Island City (Photo: Plaxall)

April 19, 2021 By Christina Santucci

New Yorkers 50 and older no longer need an appointment to receive a COVID-19 vaccine at multiple city-run sites  – including seven locations in Queens.

The mayor announced the expansion to walk-in vaccinations on Saturday – the first day that the new guidelines were put into place. Previously the city was only only allowing those 75 and older to get their shot without an appointment.

“Our priority for the next few months is clear: we need to vaccinate as many New Yorkers as possible,” Mayor Bill de Blasio said in a statement. “By making it easier for New Yorkers 50 and older to get vaccinated, we are on our way to fully vaccinating five million New Yorkers by June.”

The seven Queens locations for walk-ins are: the former Modell’s at Queens Center Mall, Korean Community Services in Bayside, Beach Channel Educational Campus in the Rockaways, the Long Island City Vaccine Site at Plaxall (5-17 46th Rd.), Citi Field and two Queens Public Library locations – in Flushing and Ozone Park.

The hours and addresses for the locations in Queens – as well as other boroughs – are available online.

City officials said that the sites may be subject to change – so those interested in getting vaccinated without first securing an appointment should check on walk-in locations before going.

Those who prefer to schedule an appointment, can visit the city’s vaccine finder website or call 1-877-VAX-4-NYC.

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