May 06, 2021
By Christine Ross
New York City is planning to start vaccinating tourists.
“We want to go the extra mile and make it easy for tourists so if they’re here, get vaccinated, it makes sense to put mobile vaccination sites where the tourists are and that is good for all of us,” said Mayor Bill de Blasio.
de Blasio is hoping to set up mobile immunization sites at popular destinations around the city like Times Square, Brooklyn Bridge Park, and Central Park, in order to get out-of-towners inoculated using the Johnson and Johnson one dose vaccine.
The city would need approval from the Cuomo administration to vaccinate tourists as state rules only allow people who live, work or study in New York to be inoculated there.
Amost 7 million vaccine doses have been administered in New York City with almost 3 million fully vaccinated.