New York will turn Citi Field into a 24/7 “mega” coronavirus vaccination site by the end of January in an effort to vaccinate thousands of residents daily, Mayor Bill de Blasio announced Tuesday.
NYC Health and Hospitals will operate the site, home to the New York Mets, with the aim of giving between 5,000 and 7,000 shots a day, de Blasio said in a joint announcement with Mets owner Steve Cohen.
AMAZIN NEWS — Citi Field will become a 24/7 vaccination site!
They’ll reach 5,000-7,000 New Yorkers a day (even Yankees fans). Thank you @Mets!
— NYC Mayor's Office (@NYCMayorsOffice) January 12, 2021
The announcement comes a day after Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti said his city would set up a vaccination site at Dodger Stadium by the end of this week. That facility will be able to give up to 12,000 shots per day, according to a statement from Garcetti’s office on Monday.