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New York City opened two massive COVID-19 vaccination hubs Sunday to prepare for a potential onslaught from the next eligible group — including teachers, cops and transit workers — Monday.
A steady stream of already approved front-line healthcare workers showed up at one of the new sites, Brooklyn’s Army Terminal in Sunset Park, to make appointments to get their shots as it opened at 1 p.m. Sunday.
“Until yesterday, this was a testing site, and today, we flipped the switch, and it is now a vaccine hub,’’ Senior Project Manager Shifra Goldenberg said of the center — which along with the other newly opened facility in The Bronx goes ’round the clock within a day.
“Today, we saw about 30 patients. Tomorrow, we go big with 24/7 and start increasing the number of patients,” the official said.
“We don’t have an end date. … Our goal is to be here until we are done vaccinating the people of New York.”
Mayor Bill de Blasio toured the second newly opened center, the Bathgate Industrial Park in Morrisiana in The Bronx, on Sunday afternoon.
On Monday, school employees including teachers, first-responders such as police and firefighters and public-transit workers are allowed to begin getting vaccinated.
They join workers such as doctors, nurses, COVID-testing and inoculation staffers and nursing-home employees and residents who had already gotten the green light.
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