MTA Opens First COVID-19 Vaccination Center for Transit Workers in Brooklyn

The New York City Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) announced its first COVID-19 vaccination center for transit system employees in Brooklyn, New York, on Tuesday, February 23.

Livestreamed footage released by the MTA shows senior officials, executives from Mobile Health — the company administering the vaccine — and transit workers speaking at the press conference in Brooklyn and receiving the first of two vaccine doses.

As many as 200 employees will be vaccinated per day at no cost at New York City Transit’s 130 Livingston Street starting Wednesday, according to a statement released by the MTA. Prior to this, 100 transit workers had been vaccinated daily at the Jacob K Javits Center, they said.

More than 10,000 MTA employees out of its reported workforce of more than 70,000 have received the vaccine to date, officials said. Credit: Metropolitan Transportation Authority via Storyful