Yankee Stadium will open soon as mass vaccine site
Four Bronx sites will offer COVID vaccines on the mornings and afternoons of Saturday, Jan. 30 through Monday, Feb. 1, the office of Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced.
The borough’s coronavirus positivity rate is now estimated at 7.6 percent. The sites and times are as follows:
Saturday, Jan. 30 and Monday, Feb. 1, between 9 a.m. -5 p.m. at the Bronx Latino Pastoral Action Center, 14 West 170th Street.
Saturday Jan. 30 and Sunday Jan. 31, between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. at Edenwald Houses, 1145 East 229th Street.
Saturday, Jan. 29 and Sunday, Jan. 31 – 9 a.m. -5 p.m. Bronx River Addition, 1350 Manor Avenue.
Saturday, Jan. 29 through Monday, Feb. 1 from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. at the Bartow Community Center, 2049 Bartow Avenue.
In addition, Cuomo announced that Bronxites will soon be able to get vaccinated at Yankee Stadium. Specifics concerning the eventual opening of the stadium for shots and the scheduling process will be released in the next few days, according to officials.
“By opening a mass vaccination site at Yankee Stadium we are sending a clear signal to Bronx residents: it’s safe, it’s effective, and it’s the weapon that will win the war, but we will only be successful if everyone is on board,” said Cuomo.
New York City and State are partnering with SOMOS Community Care and the New York National Guard to organize the vaccination push.