New mass vaccination site open for Westchester residents in Yonkers

The National Guard Armory in Yonkers will officially become the second state-run mass vaccination site in Westchester County today.

News 12 Staff

Mar 3, 2021, 8:30 PM

Updated 1,238 days ago

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More people in Westchester will have access to the COVID-19 vaccine thanks to a new mass vaccination site that opened today. 
The National Guard Armory in Yonkers has officially become the second state-run mass vaccination site in Westchester County - the other being the Westchester County Center.
As of today, people in any Westchester County ZIP code can make an appointment for the Yonkers site.
Last week, appointments for the COVID-19 vaccine at the Armory, located at 2 Quincy Place, were only open to people living in certain ZIP codes in Yonkers and Mount Vernon. Health officials were giving people who may live in underserved communities that saw high numbers of the virus a bit of a head start to getting appointments. "Once I heard the Armory opened up and it was available to my ZIP code, I had to get on it as soon as possible," says Josh Guzman, of Yonkers. "When that opened up that morning...click, click, click, I was right on it," says Mike Patterson, of Mount Vernon.
But it's important to note only people who live in Westchester County will be able to make an appointment at the Yonkers site, meaning if you live in Rockland or Putnam County for example, you are not eligible. The County Center, however, does take people from any county.
You can make those appointments by going online at NY.GOV/VACCINE or calling the hotline at (833) 697-4829. 
News 12 is told the facility will have the capacity to administer 1,000 doses per day at the Armory, depending on the availability of the vaccine.
If you are someone who has had problems setting up an appointment for yourself, you can go to the Armory and someone will sit down with you and take you through the process of making an appointment. However, it doesn't mean you'll get your shot the same day, but you'll at least be set up to get the vaccine. People like Tom Evans, who doesn't own a computer so he didn't have the ability to go online to make an appointment. He came today, and now he says "I'm good to go. I just have to come back Tuesday and then I'm good."


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