Citi Field will finally begin operating as a COVID-19 vaccine hub Wednesday — and cater specifically to taxi drivers, food-industry workers and eligible Queens residents, Mayor Bill de Blasio announced Monday.
City officials said half of the shots at Citi Field will be reserved for Queens residents eligible to receive them under state guidelines, while the other 50 percent will be for taxi drivers and food workers.
“This is one we’ve been hoping for for a long time, getting up and running,” the mayor said of the baseball stadium-turned-immunization center.
“The focus will be on residents of the borough of Queens,” he said during the briefing. “There also will be a special vaccination effort at Citi Field, because they have a huge parking lot there, for TLC drivers.”
De Blasio added that food-service workers would also be given special priority.
The site opens at 10 a.m. Wednesday and will then run ’round the clock weekly Wednesday through Saturday, Hizzoner said.
Coronavirus shots began being administered at Yankee Stadium in The Bronx on Friday.
Those looking to sign up can do so at vaccinefinder.nyc.gov.