Citi Field to serve as vaccination site for COVID-19 beginning the week of January 25

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

Citi Field will soon become a vaccination site for New Yorkers, Mayor Bill de Blasio announced on Tuesday.

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

The ballpark will be operable as a vaccination site starting the week of Jan. 25, and will serve 5,000 to 7,000 people per day.

Mets owner Steve Cohen was a participant in the call where the 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."

COVID-19 vaccine information in New York State is available by clicking here.