Mass COVID-19 vaccination site for Bronx residents to open at Yankee Stadium Friday

NEW YORK (1010 WINS) -- A mass vaccination site opening at Yankee Stadium will start administering COVID-19 vaccines on Friday, Feb. 5, Gov. Andrew Cuomo and Mayor Bill de Blasio said Wednesday.

Bronx residents who meet New York state’s 1A and 1B COVID-19 vaccine eligibility requirements can visit or call 1-833-SOMOSNY to schedule an appointment at the site, Cuomo and de Blasio said in a joint press release Wednesday afternoon.

The site will be able to offer 15,000 appointments during its first week in operation, the release noted.

“It’s abundantly clear that Black, Latino and poor communities have been hit the hardest by COVID, and the Bronx is no exception,” Cuomo said in a statement.

“Our efforts to target vaccinations by locations with higher positivity rates have been working to not only keep the infection rate down, but to help ensure equity in our vaccine distribution process, and opening a mass vaccination site at Yankee Stadium — the Bronx’s most iconic landmark — is the perfect solution to helping this borough get vaccinated and defeat COVID once and for all,” he added.

Residents who sign up for appointments at the site must bring the following document(s) with them to prove that they live in the Bronx: