New York Mayor Bill de Blasio tours the COVID-19 vaccination site under the model of a blue whale in the Milstein Family Hall of Ocean Life (Reuters)
NEW YORK: Appointments are no longer necessary at any of the coronavirus vaccination sites run by New York City.
Mayor Bill de Blasio announced anyone eligible for the vaccine could walk up to any of the city’s mass vaccination sites and get a shot. The change comes as supplies of the vaccine have increased.
Last week, the city began offering walk-up vaccinations to everyone age 50 and over. De Blasio said it went well enough that the city is now doing the same for people of all ages.
Through Friday, about 40% of all New York City residents had gotten at least one vaccine dose. About 26% have been fully vaccinated.