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Starting Friday, April 23, New Yorkers can get their COVID-19 jabs directly under the famed blue whale at the American Museum of Natural History. In a press conference this morning, April 19, Mayor Bill de Blasio “whale-comed” the Upper West Side museum to New York City’s oceanic vaccine efforts.
Last week, the state opened vaccination appointments to all New Yorkers aged 16 and over. To alleviate the difficulty many have had with securing time slots, the city also opened walk-up appointments for people over 50.
While the AMNH vaccination site will be open to all, de Blasio noted that the location is launching with particular focus on public housing residents, museum staff, and cultural workers in District Council 37, the city’s largest public employee union. “We want to reach all these folks who we depend on to bring back our cultural community,” he said.
Joining via live video, AMNH President Ellen Futter said: “This institution is dedicated to fostering scientific knowledge and understanding and providing access to the public, so I can’t even imagine a more important manifestation of our mission in action.”
Luckily, the 94-foot blue whale was able to jump the line. She’s now sporting a Band-Aid on her fin, so it’s safe to assume she’s vaccinated. Whale, that’s a relief!
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