Tourists In The USA Can Now Get Vaccinated At Times Square & Other Popular Spots In New York

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by Sanjana Shenoy
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If you’re a tourist in the USA, you can now get vaccinated at Times Square, the High Line and other popular spots in New York City. The New York City mayor, Bill de Blasio revealed on Twitter that mobile vaccination sites will be set up at iconic NYC spots to provide Johnson & Johnson jabs to anyone who needs it, including tourists. In this way, New York City will boost tourism as well as improve vaccine drive in the city. Here’s everything you must know about eligibility and how you can get your shot at New York.

Mobile Vaccination Vans Parked In New York Spots To Vaccinate Tourists

Tourists visiting New York City can soon get their Covid vaccine shots under the starry lights of Times Square, panoramic views of Brooklyn Bridge or under the towering Empire State Building. Mobile vaccination vans will be parked under popular tourist spots in New York City to administer Johnson & Johnson Covid vaccine to anyone who needs it, including tourists. Anyone older than 16 years of age who lives in the USA is eligible for the vaccine shots. Earlier, the vaccines were only permitted for people who lived or worked in New York. Now, anyone in the USA is considered eligible. This is after the state’s Gov. Andrew Cuomo updated the eligibility guidelines.

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How Can Tourists In The USA Get A Covid Vaccine Shot?

To get administered with the Covid vaccine, all you need to do is walk in without a prior appointment. Most New York mass vaccination sites are open for walk-ins. And there is no need for appointments either. Tourists in the USA will receive one dose of the Johnson & Johnson shot at mobile vaccination hubs. Apart from Times Square, tourists can also head to Central Park, Brooklyn Bridge Park and other iconic tourist spots in New York City. Mayor Bill de Blasio stated during a news conference that tourism will once again come alive in New York City with this mobile vaccination drive. The Mayor further revealed that they want to make things easy for the tourists in the USA. And that’s the reason why mobile vaccination centres are set up where the tourists are, at iconic tourist spots. Meanwhile, to instil hope, here are 5 countries that won against the Covid pandemic. 

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