Mayor Asks ‘Whale' You Get Your Shot? New Vaccine Site Opening at NYC Museum

Mayor Bill de Blasio announced plans to open a new vaccination site inside the iconic American Museum of Natural History

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A new vaccination site coming to New York City will be a sight to "sea," Mayor Bill de Blasio announced on Monday.

The American Museum of Natural History will service New Yorkers who still have not received their dose of the vaccine -- with inoculations happening under the blue whale. An opening date for the museum's site has not been announced.

The museum location will prioritize public housing residents and cultural institution workers but be open to all city residents, de Blasio added.

“It’s going to take all of us to bring back the city we know and love. With that, I would like to wish a warm whale-come to the American Museum of Natural History,” said Mayor Bill de Blasio. “The City thanks you for your partnership in getting every New Yorker vaccinated.”

The news of expanding vaccine sites throughout the city comes just days after city-run sites began offering walk-up vaccinations to anyone 50 and older. Previously the city only allowed New Yorkers 75 and older to get a shot at certain sites without an appointment.

Now, at a handful of locations in each borough, residents of the city are eligible to get a dose of the COVID-19 on the spot.

In New York City, 25.3 percent of the population is fully vaccinated, while more than 39 percent is fully vaccinated. 

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