New York City is making plans to increase vaccinations across all five boroughs as quickly as possible. Mayor Bill de Blasio announced that New York City will open five large-scale vaccination centers in early 2021, which will operate 24 hours a day, seven days a week, to move towards a cumulative capacity of up to 100,000 vaccine doses per week. Two sites will be operational beginning this weekend. The City also continues to call on State and Federal partners to open up the eligibility criteria so New York City can immediately begin vaccinating more New Yorkers, and accelerate the speed of vaccine manufacturing to ensure we have sufficient supply to rapidly reach all New Yorkers as soon as possible.
“We need to cut through red tape and get as many shots in arms as possible,” said Mayor Bill de Blasio. “With mass vaccination centers, we will be providing 24/7 vaccination in all five boroughs and dramatically increasing the pace of vaccination. This is a race against the clock, and we need our State and Federal partners to give us the flexibility and supply we need to reach the maximum number of people as quickly as possible.”
New York City is also requesting a full travel ban for cities with the more contagious version of Covid-19 and additional resources from the Federal government.
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