New York will administer Johnson & Johnson vaccine overnight at Javits Center, Yankee Stadium this week

Posted On Tue, March 2, 2021 By

Posted On Tue, March 2, 2021 By In Policy

The mass vaccination site at Yankee Stadium opened in February for Bronx residents only; Photo: Don Pollard / Office of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo

New York this week will start administering the Johnson & Johnson coronavirus vaccine during overnight hours at three state-run mass vaccination sites, Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced on Tuesday. Vaccine hubs at the Javits Center, Yankee Stadium, and the New York State Fairgrounds in Syracuse will distribute the single-dose vaccine, which was granted emergency authorization by the Food and Drug Administration over the weekend, to eligible New Yorkers starting this Friday, March 5. Appointments will open at 11 a.m. on Wednesday for vaccinations at Yankee Stadium and 8 a.m. on Thursday for the Javits Center and the Fairgrounds.

According to the governor, New York expects to receive about 164,800 doses of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine this week. There is a lag in distribution from the federal government, according to Cuomo, who said the next allocation will arrive in about 10 days.

“The White House has made great process securing additional Johnson & Johnson vaccines, and New York State will receive a large initial allocation of them to be administered over the next week,” Cuomo said in a press release. “There will then be a lag in Johnson & Johnson production until it ticks up again roughly two weeks later. This pilot plan will maximize the initial doses of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine and get as many shots in arms as possible.”

The pilot program will not interfere with the ongoing distribution of the Pfizer vaccine at these sites. See the following for details on each site:

Yankee Stadium (Bronx Residents Only)
Pilot start date: Thursday, March 4
Hours of operation: 8 p.m. – 7 a.m.

Appointments go live at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, March 3. Eligible Bronx Residents seeking appointments should visit Somosvaccinations.com or call 1-833-SomosNY

Javits Center
Pilot start date: Friday, March 5
Hours of operation: 9 p.m. – 6 a.m.

Appointments go live at 8 a.m. on Thursday, March 4. Eligible New Yorkers seeking appointments should visit New York’s Am I Eligible website or call the state’s COVID-19 Vaccination Hotline at 1-833-NYS-4-VAX.

New York State Fair Site
Pilot start date: Friday, March 5
Hours of operation: 10 p.m. – 6 a.m.

Appointments go live at 8 a.m. on Thursday, March 4. Eligible New Yorkers seeking appointments should visit New York’s Am I Eligible website or call the state’s COVID-19 Vaccination Hotline at 1-833-NYS-4-VAX.

Johnson & Johnson said 20 million doses will be available by the end of March, with 100 million vaccines by June. With now three approved vaccines, and two more currently completing the third phase of clinical trials, President Joe Biden said on Tuesday there will be enough vaccines for every American by the end of May, moving a previous timeline up from July.

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