Um, beneath a 94-foot-long, 21,000-pound whale, obviously!
While, sure, Yankee Stadium is kind of a cool spot to get jabbed, nothing comes close to the bragging rights of getting vaccinated at the American Museum of Natural History.
This week, Mayor de Blasio announced that the storied Upper West Side institution will be open as a vaccination site starting Friday, April 23rd. Specifically, the museum’s Hall of Ocean Life, which is known for its iconic model of a blue whale suspended from the ceiling. Could you ask for a better backdrop for your vaccine selfie?
"This is an exciting new effort and I guarantee you that a lot of people are going to say ‘that’s where I want to get vaccinated," the mayor said during the press conference.
"This institution is dedicated to fostering scientific knowledge and understanding and providing access to the public so I can’t even imagine a more important manifestation of our mission in action," said Ellen Futter, the president of the American Museum of Natural History, who also appeared at the announcement.
She added, "We’ll look at images of New Yorkers getting vaccinated under the whale and it will be a snapshot of New York and New Yorkers fighting back, caring for themselves, caring for one another and of the time when things started to turn for the better."
New Yorkers can find an appointment HERE.
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