Martin Van Buren High School in Queens Village will be the first vaccination site in Council District 23, which encompasses the most eastern parts of Queens.
The site was supposed to open last week, but was delayed due to the winter storm, which dropped eight inches of snow and caused City Hall to push back the opening.
“Martin Van Buren High School is a perfect location for a vaccine site here in eastern Queens,” said Councilman Barry Grodenchik. “After working with City Hall for weeks, I am encouraged by the selection of this school and look forward to seeing the site in operation.”
Grodenchik said the phone lines at his office have been ringing “off the hook” as local residents, especially seniors, seek appointments.
Some residents have even traveled outside the borough because the vaccine was not available nearby.