By Eric Klein
New York City opened its first mass vaccination site for COVID-19 vaccinations in the Bronx this week, turning the Bathgate Contract Postal Station into a public health hub focused on getting shots into the arms of at-risk residents.
The site, inside the industrial park at 4006 Third Avenue in Morrisania, is now operating around the clock, city officials said, amid an ongoing surge in recorded infections.
Currently, the coveted vaccine is being provided to healthcare providers and staff with direct patient contact, emergency responders, staff at COVID-19 testing and vaccination locations, home health aides, and long-term care staff and residents, among others.
Beginning Monday, January 11, the vaccine will be available to people 75 and older, teachers and education workers, first responders, public safety workers, and public transit workers, under current state rules.
Vaccinations in the city are by appointment only. To make one, find a vaccination site and fill out the information requested here.