NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – Starting Saturday, all New Yorkers over the age of 50 will be allowed to visit any city operated by the city Get a COVID shot location for a walking appointment.
Walking appointments were previously only available to New Yorkers over 75 years old.
The policy also applies to pop-up websites operated by the city, the mayor’s office said.
“Our priority over the next few months is clear: we need to vaccinate as many New Yorkers as possible,” Major Bill de Blasio said in a release. “By making it easier for New Yorkers 50 and older to vaccinate, we are on track to fully vaccinate 5 million New Yorkers by June.”
Walking appointments will be available at the following locations:
- Bronx Community Center Co-Op City Dreiser
- Northeast Bronx YMCA (Edenwald)
- South Bronx Educational Institution
- Gym West Bronx
- Lehman College – The Apex Center
- Bathgate contract post office
- Coney Island YMCA
- Pre-School Teacher
- City of Starrett
- Flatbush YMCA
- Bushwick Institution
- Event space in City Point
- Brooklyn Army Station
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- The Ford Foundation
- NFL Experience Times Square
- Yeshiva University
- City College
- Essex Crossing
- Abyssinian Baptist Church
- Fulton Senior Community Center / Hudson Guild
- Modell’s – Queens Center Shopping Center
- Korean community service
- Beach Channel Institution
- Vaccination site in Long Island City (Plaxall)
- Queens Public Library – Flushing Library
- Queens Public Library – Ozone Park
- Old Babies R Us – Staten Island Mall
- Citi Stadium
- Ocean Breeze Athletic Complex
- Empire store
- St. Thomas School Joseph
Earlier this week, the challenge of finding an appointment in the city seemed to ease – thousands of appointments Ownership was not immediately claimed.
The mayor said more websites popped up and an ample supply of vaccines could be the reason why. He said it’s good for the city.
Others fear appointments might begin waste. If they continue to be left unused, vaccine stocks may increase.
Mayor de Blasio said 99% of New Yorkers now live within 1.6 km of the vaccination site.
CBS2’s Christina Fan contributed to this report.