The COVID-19 vaccine site at the Javits Center will be shut down as part of an ongoing downscaling of mass vaccination sites, Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced Wednesday.
July 9 will be the site's last day of operation.
The govenor's office said the Javits Center had distributed 648,159 shots as of Wednesday morning.
Sites also closing on that date include Suffolk County Community College at Brentwood on Long Island and SUNY Ulster upstate.
This will allow the state to focus on localized vaccination efforts, Cuomo said in a statement.
"We have achieved great progress in beating back the virus and getting enough New Yorkers vaccinated in order to begin getting back to life as we know it, and our mass vaccination sites were key in helping us get here," Cuomo said. "As we continue our mission to make the vaccine accessible in every community and to focus our efforts on the areas with lower vaccination rates, we are proceeding with the downscaling of mass vaccination sites so that we can shift resources to where they are needed the most."
Last month, the governor announced a series of pop-up vaccination sites will open in areas with lower vaccination rates.