New York City health officials have announced they are vaccinating more than 300,000 people in the city to combat the pandemic.
But many people are skipping the vaccination, including some who aren’t getting the shots due to scheduling conflicts, and others who may not be fully vaccinated.
As a result, a growing number of people in New York, including residents of Brooklyn, Queens, the Bronx, Staten Island, the Staten Island Ferry and the Staten Hill neighborhood, are getting the shot, which contains a new vaccine for the virus.
“We have to get it out of the hands of people who are not fully vaccinated,” New York Mayor Bill de Blasio said in a statement.
“We know there’s a significant percentage of people that are going to be affected by this.
They are going through this, and we have to take every measure to protect them.”
New York City’s vaccination program is voluntary, and some New Yorkers aren’t eligible for the shot.
They can either get the shot at their doctor or a local clinic.
A doctor’s order to administer the vaccine is the only way to get a shot.
If a person misses the vaccination schedule, they’ll be asked to reapply.
The New York Times reported that the city’s vaccine schedule for the past week has been delayed due to a scheduling conflict.
De Blasio’s administration also announced Monday that it will be testing people who missed vaccinations and will hold those who do have the shots back for up to 30 days.
“It’s our obligation to ensure the safety of our residents and visitors,” the mayor’s office said in the statement.
“In order to ensure we can continue to provide a safe and secure environment, we will be conducting a complete and thorough analysis of all New York health system scheduling issues.
This analysis will be completed as soon as possible.”
More to come.