NYC’s Subway Rides For Vax Offer Sees Long Lines

Gothamist reports:

When New Yorkers think about getting medical care, the not-exactly-sterile subway system likely isn’t the first place that comes to mind. But the Metropolitan Transit Authority’s experiment with inoculating people against COVID-19 at subway, LIRR and Metro-North stations showed solid numbers on opening day.

The pilot program vaccinated 1,112 people on Wednesday, according to MTA spokesperson Abbey Collins. Convenience–along with free subway or rail rides–has been touted as part of the initiative’s appeal. MTA officials said that the pilot period could be extended and expanded to new sites if it goes well this week.

Read the full article. Those vaccinated receive a 7-day unlimited MTA pass or a free round-trip Long Island Railroad ticket.