MTA Opens COVID Testing And Vaccination Sites At Select Subway Stations


MTA Sets Up COVID Screening Sites For Its Frontline Employees

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Getting a COVID test in New York just got a little bit easier thanks to the MTA! New Yorkers can now get a COVID-19 PCR test inside key subway and train hubs.

In additions to these testing sites, the MTA launched vaccination pop-up stops offering the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine— both first and second shots — to those 18 years and older, as well as Moderna boosters. You do not need an appointment for testing, or to get the vaccine. 

Here’s exactly where and when they will be available:

COVID-19 PCR testing

  • Times Sq-42 St: Monday-Sunday 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.
  • Grand Central Terminal: Monday-Sunday 3 p.m. to 8 p.m.
  • Penn Station, West End Concourse: Monday-Sunday 3 p.m. to 8 p.m.
  • E 180 St: Monday-Friday 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.
  • Jamaica-179 St: Monday-Friday 2 p.m. to 7 p.m.
  • Jackson Hts-Roosevelt Av: Monday-Friday 8 a.m. to 2 p.m

COVID-19 vaccines and boosters

  • Times Sq-42 St: Monday-Sunday 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.
  • Grand Central Terminal: Monday-Sunday 3 p.m. to 8 p.m.
  • Jackson Hts-Roosevelt Av: Monday-Friday 3 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Note: For the upcoming holiday: on December 31, New Year’s Eve, only the Times Square center will be open. And everything will be close on New Year’s Day, Saturday, January 1.

Heres what to expect:

1. Stop by the stationYou don’t need to make an appointment. Visit any of the pop-up sites at the times and locations listed above. 

2. Check in Check in with the team on site and show your ID (this may include a government-issued ID, like an IDNYC, driver's license, passport, Permanent resident card, Certificate of Naturalization).

3. Get your vaccine or test You’ll meet with the nurse or doctor who can answer any other questions you have. Then, you'll get your shot or test. 

4. If you've been vaccinated, wait 15 minutes To make sure you’re ok, you’ll be asked by the medical team to wait 15 minutes. 

5. Pick up your CDC vaccination card and go.

More information is available here.


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