Rumors on social media of the soon-to-be-exhausted COVID-19 to the graves at the Brooklyn Army Terminal sparked a frenzy of people rushing to the site in the hopes of scoring a shot Thursday evening – before the city came up with a dose Risen reality.
Pictures and messages shared on Twitter, Facebook and WhatsApp revealed that the Sunset Park vaccination site had “410+ doses” that were “available to anyone at community age 18+.”
A spokesman for Mayor Bill de Blasio said that the subsequent mob led to send activists to City Hall to disperse the crowd.
“Vaccines are not available to people without appointments. This was misinformation and the notification did not come from NYC Gov, “Press Secretary Bill Neidhart tweeted.
“We’re sending people to the Brooklyn Army Terminal to ask people if they don’t have an appointment.”
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Video clip of the scene Posted on twitter At around 5:30 in the evening, a long queue of people queuing up on the pavements and policemen appears among the cars plying on the streets.
Shortly after 6pm, The Post found bumper-to-bumper traffic for eight blocks in both directions of the terminal, with hundreds of people lining Second Avenue.
Alexandra Frankel, 27, said she “since 4:37 pm … and someone had to do with the site, she came and she said it was very reasonable that we were going to take our shots.” “
At one point, Frankel said, several police showed up and said “everyone needs to leave.”
Frankel said she got stuck around and a security guard dumped 10 people, including her, through a gate – only to be pushed out by police.
“It’s disappointing because I waited online for two hours and I still don’t know if it’s valid,” she said.
Brooklyn writer Jessica Valenti also tweeted around 5:10 that she was “in line with about 500 ppl lol.”
“They ran out as expected, but were worth a try!” He added about 25 minutes later.
Currently, only those 65 and older, health care workers, teachers, police and other frontline activists are eligible to receive shots in New York State.