In the historic station hall in the center of Manhattan, they will use a single dose of Johnson & Johnson (Johnson & Johnson)
Some are foreigners who come directly from the airport.Others, New Yorkers want to be vaccinated in the easiest way: starting this Wednesday, everyone can be vaccinated against Coronavirus disease at the carpark New York Grand Central District Part of a pilot program designed to persuade people who are still skeptical.
Shortly after 07:00 local time, the first person willing to receive the vaccine lined up in the historic hall of the station in the center of the station Manhattan Get immunized The monism of Johnson & Johnson.
The purpose of the operation is to “enable us to get vaccinated as soon as possible” and “open to everyone, TouristPassengers, all people passing by the station” emphasized before the opening, Catherine Rinaldi, one of the people in charge of transportation in New York, emphasized.
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At around 08:30 local time, the first batch entered the booth behind the white tarp.
Among them is the 25-year-old unemployed Chuck Smith, who is especially from the Bronx.He could have been vaccinated earlier, but he had to be closer to home, but he wanted to “vaccinate at homeNa sola dosisThe construction of the station, “convenience” and “history” was built in the early 20th century and was demolished by Jackie Kennedy-Onassis in the 1970s to avoid demolition.
John Bovill (John Bovill) also attended the meeting. As an employee of an insurance company, he is not in a hurry to vaccinate because he was infected with the virus at the peak of the New York pandemic in March 2020, and recently even tested positive for antibodies.
But he explained that Bovill hopes to travel this summer. He said: “Airlines will need vaccines, and my job may also need vaccines.” In this context, it is a good opportunity to be able to reach the station easily from his office.
A couple with suitcases are also waiting for their arrival: Giovanni Torres, His wife Angela, 43, arrived directly from JFK International Airport, and they landed from Bogotá at 05:00 in the morning.
He said that in Colombia, currently only people over 60 are eligible for vaccination.Therefore, a month ago, they planned a five-day trip new York, They are vaccinated wherever they have family members.
On Monday, when they heard that the first American city would be vaccinated in the subway, they decided to vaccinate as they passed.
How many people will this sport launched at six stations in New York on Wednesday attract? New York Subway And two suburban stations? It is difficult to know that in a metropolis, 3.8 million of the 8.5 million residents have received at least one dose, and the health authorities are now indifferent.
New York’s Director of Transportation, Pat Foye, said on Wednesday that the plan will definitely “adapt” in the first few days, depending on demand.
This Grand Central He said it can vaccinate “250 to 300 people” every day, but if the demand is reasonable, it will increase its processing capacity.