Mayor launches multilingual campaign urging New Yorkers to get flu shot
Mayor Bill de Blasio urged New Yorkers to get their flu shots during a news conference Tuesday, stating it could be the most important flu vaccination yet.
According to the mayor, the city has started a multilingual campaign using bus shelters, subways, businesses and newspapers to get the message out on flu shots.
He says the city does not want hospitals to be overrun by an influx of COVID-19 infections and the flu this fall and winter.
The mayor also announced that New York City’s Test and Trace Corps has prevented up to 15,000 potential new cases. He says nearly 80% of all positive COVID-19 cases are completing Test and Trace Corps intake.
Hyperlocal testing outreach in Soundview helped drag down a 2.4% positivity rate to just 0.82 % in a span of two weeks. The city will now expand hyperlocal outreach efforts to Borough Park. De Blasio says 10,000 masks were given out to more than 20 synagogues in that area.