I am sure we would all love to return to life as we knew it one year ago at this time. Planning trips to Yankee Stadium to see the Bronx Bombers beat the Red Sox again. A trip to Disneyland to check out the Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance attraction. Then along came this thing called Coronavirus Disease 2019, which became known as COVID-19.

Today, major attractions around the United Stares are becoming vaccination mega sites. According to News 10 ABC the Expo Center at the New York State Fairgrounds is transforming into a mass vaccination site, giving thousands of Central New Yorkers their first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine.

CNN is reporting that "plans are in motion" to use Yankee Stadium in the Bronx as a vaccination site. The New York Mets have agreed to use Citi Field in Queens as a major host site for COVID-19 vaccinations. Vaccines will start being administered the week of January 25th through the NYC Health and Hospitals system. Citi Field will become a 24/7 vaccination site. New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio expects the ballpark to handle as many as 7,000 vaccinations per day. The Mayor said "And I want to be clear. We welcome Queens residents. We welcome all New Yorkers. We even welcome Yankees fans.”

Recently we have seen an increase in the number of New Yorkers that are eligible for the COVID-19 vaccines. The additions include anyone 65 years of age and older, firefighters, police, public transit workers and teachers. This equates to the vaccine being available to over 5 million residents.

If you are among the priority population here in the Capital Region, you are encouraged to make an appointment, as they will be required. Make an appointment by calling 1-833-NYS-4-VAX (1-833-697-4829) or click HERE to see if you are eligible and make an appointment online.

 

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