Dozens NYC residents rush to Brooklyn Army Terminal after false rumor about free Corona vaccine shot

BROOKLYN — New Yorkers rushed to the Brooklyn Army Terminal on Thursday evening after a false rumor circulated on social media and WhatsApp about a surplus of coronavirus vaccine doses.

Doses were only available for people with appointments, mayoral spokesman Bill Neidhardt said. The city sent people to Brooklyn Army Terminal to ask people without appointments to leave.

“There is NOT available vaccine for people without appointments,” he tweeted. “This was misinformation and the notification did not come from the NYC gov. We are sending people to Brooklyn Army Terminal to ask people in line to return home if they don’t have appointments.”

Video showed a long line and many waiting in cars.

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