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COVID-19 Vaccine Site Finally Opens at Citi Field

Mayor Bill de Blasio elbow bumps Mrs. Met (Mayor Bill de Blasio via Twitter)

Feb. 10, 2021 By Allie Griffin

The COVID-19 vaccination site at Citi Field finally opened today.

The site is offering 200 appointments a day and is now operating Monday through Saturday.

Half of the appointments are being reserved for eligible Queens residents and the remainder for TLC licensed drivers and food service workers.

The Citi Field site will be open additional days as vaccine supply increases.

De Blasio dawned a Mets cap as he celebrated the opening of the vaccination site outside the stadium this morning.

“It’s amazin’: the Mets are hitting it out of the park today,” he said. “They are stepping up to the plate in a big way by making Citi Field a vaccination site for Queens residents and the essential heroes who keep our city running.”

The vaccine facility will be scaled up in order to administer approximately 4,000 doses next week, de Blasio said.

With adequate supply, Citi Field will have the capacity to administer 5,000 vaccines each day, according to City Hall. However, the city’s limited vaccine supply is a huge barrier to achieving that goal.

Mets owner and CEO Steve Cohen joined de Blasio at Citi Field this morning.

“We are proud to play an important role in our city’s recovery and encourage as many as possible to sign up to get the vaccine at Citi Field,” Cohen said. “This is the best path for us to return to some form of normalcy so Let’s Get Vaccinated and Let’s Go Mets.”

Eligible New Yorkers can make an appointment at nyc.gov/vaccinefinder or by calling 877-VAX-4NYC.

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