Yankee Stadium will finally play host to a mass coronavirus vaccination site — but only for residents of The Bronx, Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced Friday, after original plans were delayed by the national shortage of shots.
Few other details — like when the inoculations would become available there — were immediately available.
“You cannot play baseball when you come, but you can come to Yankee Stadium,” Cuomo told reporters during his Friday briefing, where he thanked Mayor Bill de Blasio — usually a feuding partner — and the iconic baseball club for their help in putting together a plan for the site.
Only residents of The Bronx will be able to get shots there, Cuomo emphasized.
The borough has the highest COVID test positivity rate in the city, clocking in at 7.1 percent, according to state statistics.
Yankee Stadium joins as a Covid-19 vaccine mega site in New York City — but only for residents of the Bronx.Rick Davis / SplashNews.com
The Yankees organization offered up the home of The Bronx Bombers in January after City Hall struck a deal with their Subway Series rivals, the Mets, to use Citi Field in Queens as a home for a massive 24/7 shots hub.
“The New York Yankees are honored to participate in this partnership with Gov. Andrew Cuomo, the State of New York, Mayor Bill De Blasio, the City of New York and SOMOS Community Care to open Yankee Stadium to provide vaccines to the people of the Bronx. The Yankees are committed to doing everything in their power to provide this vitally needed service to fight COVID-19,” the Bronx Bombers said in a statement.
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