New York City to Offer Vaccinations to Tourists in Times Square

By Kurt Stolz on 9 May 2021
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An empty Times Square, an area usually bustling with tourists, during the height of the pandemic in N.Y.C.

Officials in New York City have plans to make travel safer for tourists by offering to vaccinate them in Times Square, known as the “Crossroads of the World.”

The Big Apple will distribute Johnson & Johnson Jannsen one-shot vaccinations at Times Square in Manhattan as well as at other locations.

“This is a positive message to tourists: come here, it’s safe, it’s a great place to be and we’re going to take care of you,” said the city’s mayor, Bill de Blasio, at a press conference last week.

“We’re going to make sure you get vaccinated while you’re here with us,” Hizzoner added.

At the press conference, the mayor said that Robert Burck, known as Times Square’s Naked Cowboy, had gotten vaccinated and the event featured a video of the actor and performer getting jabbed.

The mayor said that, pending state approval, he would like to offer such vaccinations at the High Line in Manhattan, Brooklyn Bridge Park, and other locations.

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