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New York will offer vaccines at some subway stops through a pilot program

Innovative response

Officials in New York trying to boost a flagging vaccination campaign set up temporary walk-in vaccination sites at eight subway and train stations. People vaccinated at the rail and subway locations can get a free seven-day MetroCard or two free one-way tickets for the Long Island Rail Road or Metro-North. The programme is a pilot and may be extended.

Specific issues addressed and anticipated impact

To increase uptake of the COVID-19 vaccination.

Organisations/institutions involved

New York State Government

Level(s) of government:
  • Regional/State government

Issues being addressed:

  • Vaccinations

Date Submitted:

19 May 2021