‘Vax to the Movies’: NYC launches pop-up vaccine sites at theaters

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NEW YORK — In an effort to get more COVID-19 vaccines into New Yorkers’ arms, Mayor Bill de Blasio announced the “Vax to the Movies” campaign Wednesday.

Beginning this weekend, pop-up mobile vaccine sites will be stationed by several movie theaters so people can get vaccinated before going to see a movie.

“We have found these mobile sites, these pop-up sites are some of the most successful things we’ve done in the vaccination effort,” the mayor said.

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De Blasio also reminded everyone the $100 incentive continues for those who get vaccinated at city-run sites.

The following movie theaters involved the campaign include:

  • AMC Magic Johnson Harlem
  • Regal Union Square
  • Concourse Plaza Multiplex Cinemas
  • Regal UA Sheepshead Bay
  • Regal UA Kaufman Astoria
  • Regal Bricktown Charleston

Since the start of the “Key to NYC” mandate, the city’s overall vaccination rate has increased by 9%, according to the mayor.

In particular, the vaccination rate among young adults from 18 to 34 increased by 13%, the mayor added.

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