Mayor announces single-day high for vaccinations in NYC, with Johnson & Johnson doses on the way
Mayor Bill de Blasio expressed hope for New York City’s vaccination effort on the one-year anniversary of the state’s first reported coronavirus case.
The mayor says Friday marked a record high in the city with more than 76,000 New Yorkers vaccinated in a day.
De Blasio says that number is the beginning of what is to come for the vaccination rate as the Johnson & Johnson vaccine is expected to come to the city Tuesday.
The Food and Drug Administration and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention approved the new vaccine for emergency use for anyone over the age of 18.
De Blasio emphasized that the city has the staffing and facilities necessary to increase vaccine appointments, and all that is needed is an increase in vaccine supply.
Johnson & Johnson’s coronavirus vaccine is also single-dose, which could help that supply.
He hopes to have more New Yorkers vaccinated each week in all five boroughs.
Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced that the state’s clinical advisory task force has also recommended the Johnson & Jonhson vaccine for use in New York.