Meet the Meds!
The New York Mets will play host to a new ’round-the-clock COVID-19 vaccination hub at their Citi Field stadium in Queens starting later this month, officials said Tuesday.
“It’s Amazin’ news, you might say,” Mayor Bill de Blasio said in a pun-laced announcement at a press conference, where Mets owner Steve Cohen appeared virtually.
“The Mets organization has stepped up to the plate to help us out.”
Hizzoner said the new site — to be run by the city’s public hospital system — will be able to dispense as many 7,000 shots a day and is set to open during the last week of January.
“When we heard about your initiative, we were just so excited to participate in this program, it’s so important,” Cohen told de Blasio.
“We know the suffering that’s going on with COVID, and any way the organization could help support this effort, we were going to do it.
“We can be reached by subway, by trains, by highway, we’re at the intersection of Queens,” the team owner said. “The goal is to just get the vaccine in peoples arms so we can get this crisis over with and get back to living a normal life.”
De Blasio called the move “a game-changer.
“It’s a great site, it’s an amazing place, it’s easy to get to by the 7 train and there’s also plenty of parking for those who prefer to drive,” he said.
Citi Field to host 24/7 COVID-19 vaccination center – New York Post