Three mega-vaccination sites to open in New York City on Sunday


NEW YORK (WABC) – Three mega-vaccination facilities will open in New York City on Sunday. These sites are capable of vaccinating 2,000 people per day when vaccination is made available to the general public.

On Sunday morning, health workers can get vaccinated by making an appointment through the city’s website.

These new facilities now open more than 225 sites in the city.

On Monday, TK Group 1B – will be made available to more than 75 seniors, teachers and transit workers.

So far, approximately 150,000 people have been vaccinated in an eligible 1A group of nursing home and healthcare workers in New York City.

After a war of words with Mayor de Blasio, Governor Cuomo announced on Friday that he would expand the list of 1B’s eligibility to include seniors over 75 years old – but to vaccinate them all right now Not enough.

“It will take 14 weeks. It will take 14 weeks to do 1A and 1B. With reservations available, don’t expect everyone to get immediate reservations. At the rate of supply, it will take 14 weeks.,” Said Governor Cuomo .

77-year-old Howard Braunstein of Queens is part of the 1B group, and is ready to take the vaccine. He has been stuck at home for 10 months with limited visits to the grocery store, and is ready to get life back and see the family again.

There will be no priority for the Group 1B eligible on Monday – it will be on first come first served basis. This can happen before April in both groups who want to get a vaccine.

Also, a vaccination center is in a high school, so as long as people are receiving vaccines, there is no reunion planned.

Additionally, the Javits Center will open on Wednesday as a vaccine delivery site.

Meanwhile, Police Commissioner Dermot Shea tested positive for COVID-19, along with 463 members of the NYPD who have tested positive for coronovirus this month.

Those who are eligible can register for the vaccine on the city’s website. The phone-in reservation system will also be operational starting from Monday.

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