NYC to Bring Vaccines to Beaches Memorial Day Weekend

As a means of getting more people vaccinated, New York City announced that it is bringing mobile vaccination sites to its beaches and popular summer spots starting Memorial Day weekend.

“We are going to combine the joy of summer and the beaches reopening with the vaccination effort and this weekend mobile vaccination buses will be out there at beaches all over the city and other key spots where people are going to be congregating to enjoy the summer,” Mayor Bill de Blasio said during his Tuesday press briefing.

The mobile vaccination sites will include:

  • Coney Island
  • Brighton Beach
  • Rockaways
  • Orchard Beach
  • Brooklyn Bridge Park
  • Central Park
  • Flushing Meadows Corona Park
  • Prospect Park
  • Governors Island

This comes on the same day that the city announced it is just shy of reaching 8,000,000 vaccine doses administered. According to the mayor, 4.1 million New Yorkers in the city are fully vaccinated.

As another incentive for people to get vaccinated, the mayor announced another perk: those who get vaccinated at Madison Square Garden Tuesday will enter to win tickets to the Knicks’ game Wednesday. Those who get vaccinated Thursday will enter to win tickets to a game next season. Knicks merchandise will also be given out to lucky winners.