Yankee Stadium. Photo source: Ballparks of Baseball.

Yankee Stadium to become a vaccination site for Bronxites

Yankee Stadium is set to become a mega vaccination site for eligible Bronx residents on Friday, according to Mayor Bill de Blasio and Gov. Andrew Cuomo.

The stadium will become the 37th vaccination site in the Bronx. A full listing can be found here.

“This mega site shows what our grassroots, equity-driven NYC Vaccine for All effort is all about,” Mayor Bill de Blasio said in a statement.

“Yankee Stadium has always been known for its World Series banners, but now it’ll be recognized as a place where the people of the surrounding community in the Bronx can receive the vaccine doses that they need and deserve. This is about justice and standing up for the neighborhoods that were hardest hit by COVID-19.”

Even though new cases in New York City have been declining since Jan. 15, areas like the South Bronx continue to remain hotspots. Overall, the total number of cases, hospitalizations and confirmed deaths have been decreasing, according to the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene.

The vaccination site, established through a partnership between New York State, New York City, the New York Yankees, SOMOS Community Care and the New York National Guard, is part of the ongoing effort to combat the COVID-19 pandemic.

Bronx residents interested in scheduling appointments should visit Somosvaccinations.com or call 1-833-766-769.

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