Citi Field to serve as vaccination site for COVID-19 beginning on Feb. 10

Danny Abriano
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Citi Field outside view with apple
Citi Field outside view with apple

Citi Field will become a COVID-19 vaccination site on Feb. 10, it was announced Monday.

50 percent of the appointments available at the site will be for taxi drivers and food services workers (including delivery drivers) from anywhere in New York City.

The other 50 percent of appointments available will be for Queens residents in any eligible category.

The site will be open 24 hours a day every Wednesday through Saturday, and eligible residents can sign up here.

The announcement for the Citi Field site was first made in January, though it was delayed a bit due to a lack of vaccine supply.

"It's going to be a game-changer," Mayor Bill de Blasio said in January.

Mets owner Steve Cohen was a participant in the call where the initial announcement was made.

“When we heard about your initiative, we were just so excited to participate in this program,” Cohen said, per AM New York. “It’s so important. We know the suffering that’s going on with COVID. Any way the organization could help support this effort, we were going to do it. We talked about being involved in our communities and I can’t think of any way that’s more important than what this hub is going to do."

Cohen added:

“The goal is to just get the vaccine in people’s arms so we can get this crisis over with and get back to living a normal life."