The state and New York City are considering all possible ideas to motivate New Yorkers to vaccinate against COVID-19, especially the very young. On Monday, Governor Andrew Cuomo announced one of the more creative proposals: Offer injections at NYC subway stations and give unlimited MetroCard One week is free for those who accept vaccination.
This new plan is for her The Johnson & Johnson vaccine that requires only one dose is used.It will begin next Wednesday, May 12, at eight MTA stations, Penn Station at 34th Street, in Grand Central, at East 180th Street in The Bronx, on 179th Street in Jamaica in Queens, on Broadway Junction and Coney Island, in Brooklyn, too. As LIRR station in Hempstead and Metro-North station in Ossining.
“We have to be creative, which is why from Wednesday to Sunday, we will deliver vaccines at Central Subway stations, LIRR and Metro-North. Whoever injects will get free trips on the MTA,” said Cuomo, adding that specifically.They will get a free metro card for seven days. Plus two one-way tickets to any area It is served by LIRR and Metro-North. “
At each of these eight stations, an average of 300 people are expected to be vaccinated per day on a first-come, first-served basis, and the MTA will use health personnel from SOMOS Community Care, Northwell Health and Westchester Medical Center to deliver the injections.
The President insisted that it was impossible to make it easier and more convenient: “Imagine this… You get to the subway, because you have to go to that station anyway, it goes through the place where the vaccines will be placed, and that it will be the person who needs the injection One. You stop there for a few minutes, then you get the vaccination, then you get an unlimited bonus from the MetCard card for one week. Why not? There is no justification! “
Meanwhile, Sarah Veinberg, the acting mayor of New York City, said the agency is committed to “doing whatever it takes to help New York recover, and this includes making it easier for New Yorkers to get vaccinated.” We will provide eight suitable sites for this vaccination from Wednesday, May 12 to Sunday, May 16, So the public and MTA workers can access the Johnson & Johnson injection without an appointment. “
“Ensuring easy access to free vaccines is the key to reopening New York and building back better. The Riyadh Transportation Authority is proud to do its part to help lead the state’s recovery and get the district back on the right track,” said MTA President Patrick Foy. “With vaccination, you not only protect yourself, but your fellow New Yorkers as well. At this critical time as more and more COVID restrictions are lifted and customers begin to return to ‘public’ transportation.