Mayor hopes for NYC to administer 175,000 vaccine doses this week as more are eligible
Mayor Bill de Blasio says the city is planning to increase the number of vaccines administered, saying the plan is to give out 175,000 doses by the end of the week.
This number has increased as members of group 1B are now allowed to be vaccinated, including anyone over the age of 75, teachers and education workers, first responders, public safety workers and public transit workers.
The first 24/7 mega vaccine sites opened in the Bronx and Brooklyn with more scheduled to open in the coming days.
One is set to open in Manhattan on Tuesday, one in Staten Island Wednesday and one in Queens Saturday.
The mayor says it’s important for everyone to make an appointment before going to vaccine sites.
People can make their appointment online atnyc.gov/vaccinefinder or calling 877-VAX-4NYC.