New York: New York City may run out of its Kovid-19 vaccine stock “by next weekend,” Meyer Bill de blasio Told the federal government on Tuesday, calling on the federal government and laboratories to curb dose reduction.
“The federal structure is very slow in terms of getting the vaccine for us,” de Blasio said, echoing similar criticisms made by the president-elect Joe Biden.
After a slow start in vaccination operations, the most populous city in the United States has intensified in recent times.
About a hundred sites began booking appointments from Monday, and three large immunization centers opened in the Borough of the Bronx, Brooklyn And Queens.
On Monday, 26,528 doses were delivered, according to the mayor, who projected the city to “track well” to reach its goal of delivering 175,000 shots this week.
New York Governor on Tuesday Andrew Cuomo Extensive eligibility to include people 65 and older based on federal guidelines.
People 75 and older were already eligible, along with teachers, police officers, firefighters and transport staff.
As of Monday, 216,014 New Yorkers had received at least one dose of vaccines to fight coronaviruses, one produced by the Pfizer and Biotechnology Lab and the other by a biotechnology company. Moderna.
On Tuesday, the mayor also announced that the Mets Baseball Stadium in Queens Field, Queens, would be transformed into a supersite for vaccination, starting the week of January 25.
The site will operate nonstop, allowing for vaccinations of 5,000 and 7,000 people per day.
“We welcome all New Yorkers. Even we welcome Yankee fans,” quipped De Blasio, referring to a longtime rivalry with the city’s other baseball team in the Bronx.