A photo shows the American Museum of Natural History's adorable addition to its vaccination site - a bandage for its blue whale

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A photo shows the American Museum of Natural History's adorable addition to its vaccination site - a bandage for its blue whale
The American Museum of Natural History added a bandage to its famous blue whale display.D. Finnin/©AMNH
  • The American Museum of Natural History in New York City will become a vaccination site on April 23.
  • The museum added a bandage to its famous blue whale model for the occasion.
  • Fans of the museum were delighted by the display.

The American Museum of Natural History in New York City is one of many famous landmarks being transformed into a COVID-19 vaccination site.

To mark the opening of the museum's vaccination site on April 23, the exhibition department added a bandage to the iconic blue whale model hanging in the Hall of Ocean Life, indicating that the whale had also joined the effort to "stop the spread."

The 94-foot whale model, constructed in the mid-1960s, is made of 21,000 pounds of foam and fiberglass. In a tweet on Tuesday, AMNH said that the whale's bandage measures 6 feet long and 2 feet wide.

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Fans of the museum were delighted by the display.

Vaccinations at AMNH will be open to all New York City residents. Everyone who gets vaccinated there will also receive a general admission voucher for up to four people.

When asked how the whale is feeling after receiving the vaccine, an AMNH representative told Insider, "She's feeling well - thanks for asking!"

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