You are reading

MTA Adds COVID-19 Vaccination Sites to Live Subway Map

COVID Vaccination Site Michael Appleton/Mayoral Photography Office

March 8, 2021 By Allie Griffin

The Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) has added COVID-19 vaccination sites to its live subway map to help eligible New Yorkers plan their route to get the shot.

The new feature allows straphangers to easily find the vaccination sites closest to subway stops and plan their trips accordingly.

Each vaccination site on the map is also clickable. Clicking on a site will bring up details on the health provider, address, site hours, eligibility requirements and brand of vaccine offered as well as a link to schedule an appointment for that site.

“We know that many New Yorkers rely on public transit to get to a vaccination site,” New York City Transit Interim President Sarah Feinberg said. “…This new feature represents yet another way in which New York City Transit is thinking outside the box to make sure that the people of this city can seamlessly access the vaccination sites.”

The COVID-19 vaccination site data is taken directly from the city’s vaccine website.

The live subway map, which launched in a beta phase last October, also provides updates to train service in real time. Riders can see service changes, emergency alerts and train movements as they happen.

They can also toggle the accessible stations feature to check the status of elevators and escalators at stations.

“When we debuted the Live Subway Map in October, we promised that it would evolve and take on new functions over time,” MTA Chief Customer Officer Sarah Meyer said. “Today is an example of just that. We’re proud to play a small role in helping untold numbers of New Yorkers find out how to get up to date, accurate subway directions to their vaccination sites.”

As additional vaccination sites open in the city and eligibility grows, the MTA will continue to update the map with the latest information, Meyer said.

The live subway map and the new vaccination site locator feature were designed entirely pro bono by the Brooklyn-based tech and design firm, Work & Co, and can be accessed at map.mta.info. To toggle the COVID-19 vaccination site locations, click the needle icon in the bottom right corner.

MTA live subway map with COVID-19 vaccination site locations

email the author: news@queenspost.com
No comments yet

Leave a Comment
Reply to this Comment

All comments are subject to moderation before being posted.

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.

Recent News

Five Queens startups win $20,000 each in 2024 Tech + Innovation Challenge

May. 19, 2024 By Czarinna Andres

A diverse range of businesses, including a yoga studio, an olive oil distributor, a female health care provider, a sustainable mushroom farmer, and an AI-powered physical therapy service, have been named winners of the 2024 Queens Tech + Innovation Challenge (QTIC). Each winner will receive a $20,000 grant to support their business operations.

City hosting walking tours at the new Arverne East Nature Preserve in the Rockaways on Sunday

This Sunday, May 19, the city is conducting walking tours of the newly opened Arverne East Nature Preserve in the Rockaways to showcase the 35-acre beachfront jewel developed on a formerly vacant illegal dumping ground on Beach 44th Street in Edgemere.

The tours, hosted by the Department of City Planning (DCP), NYC Parks, and the Department of Housing Preservation and Development (HPD), will allow participants to explore the preserve’s diverse ecosystem. The large preserve is a component of the upcoming Arverne East housing development, which, when completed, will be one of the most environmentally conscious developments in the United States, achieving net zero and eliminating the need for fossil fuels on-site.

QBP Richards, advocates rally to demand Mayor Adams restore funding to City’s libraries

May. 17, 2024 By Gabriele Holtermann

A rally was held at the Queens Public Library at Forest Hills on May 16, during which Queens Borough President Donovan Richards, Queens Public Library President and CEO Dennis Walcott, union reps and library advocates called on Mayor Eric Adams to reverse the proposed $58.3 million budget cuts to the New York Public Library (NYPL), the Brooklyn Public Library (BPL), and the Queens Public Library (QBL) for Fiscal Year 2025, which begins on July 1, 2024.

Queens elected officials secure $70 million from New York State Budget for school safety equipment in religious and independent schools

May. 17, 2024 By Anthony Medina

Religious and independent schools throughout the city will soon receive additional funding for school safety equipment, thanks to Assemblymember Andrew Hevesi and State Senator Michael Gianaris, who, after extensive advocacy efforts, successfully secured $70 million from the New York State Budget for 2024-25 for Non-Public School Safety Equipment (NPSE) grants.