Yankee Stadium Opens Mass Covid Vaccination Center for Bronx Residents

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    Yankee Stadium opened as a COVID-19 vaccination site Friday, drawing lines of people from surrounding neighborhoods in the Bronx.

    The mega-site is being restricted to Bronx residents as a way to boost vaccination rates in the New York City borough with the highest percentage of positive coronavirus test results. The Yankees’ home opened for appointments for vaccination-eligible residents early Friday under damp skies.

    Mayor Bill de Blasio called it “a different kind of opening day” during a visit to the site, which he said was set up to help people unable to get appointments previously.

    The site established with help from the city and state has registered about 13,000 of the 15,000 appointments available in its first week, officials said. It will initially be open seven days a week, 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.

    Plans to provide COVID-19 inoculations at Yankee Stadium and Citi Field, the New York Mets’ home in Queens, were delayed by a lack of sufficient vaccine supply.

    No opening day for vaccinations at Citi Field has been announced.

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