The Washington Post reports:
It was opening night at Yankee Stadium, and outside Gate 4, a young woman was making a maze of metal stanchions her stage. “Yeah! We’re getting vac-cin-ated!” she sang, as “Thriller” blasted from her phone.
The ballpark has been a coronavirus vaccination clinic since February, but on Thursday it became just one of two mass-vaccination sites in New York City to stay open 24 hours a day, distributing the single-dose Johnson & Johnson shot through the wee hours.
With the Yankees far away, at spring training in sunny Florida, residents of the Bronx — the city’s poorest borough, which has the highest coronavirus infection rate — queued up well past midnight in hope of inoculation. Some of them were dancing, if only to stay warm.
Read the full article. The Javits Center is also now 24/7.
“I was really happy, but I’ve been happy many other times I’ve been here, watching the Yankees lose,” said Geury Del Pilar, 45, a Medicaid worker who’s a fan of the Mets and Boston Red Sox. Great story by @jadabird https://t.co/MvJZ63RTDE
— Emily Guskin (@EmGusk) March 6, 2021
STADIUM OPEN 24/7: For the first time ever, Yankee Stadium will be open 24/7 to administer the coronavirus vaccines. https://t.co/k5tJMlDS1W
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