New mobile vaccination effort expanding walk-ins for seniors 75 and older
Mayor Bill de Blasio announced the launch of mobile vaccinations, with mobile vans and buses to reach more New Yorkers with COVID-19 vaccines Tuesday.
He says the goal is to make the coronavirus vaccine more accessible to priority populations.
This was made possible by the Johnson & Johnson vaccine.
The effort will include a fleet of vaccine vehicles, including vans and buses equipped with four to six vaccinators each.
This will help deliver the vaccine to communities and neighborhoods identified by the City’s Task Force for Racial Inclusion and Equity as being hardest hit by the virus and histories of socio-economic disparity, according to the mayor.
The city is also expanding the number of walk-in vaccination sites for New Yorkers ages 75 and older at city-run vaccine sites citywide.
“We’re doing all we can to get as many shots in arms as possible,” said Mayor Bill de Blasio. “With over 4.6 million doses now administered, we’re going above and beyond to reach every New Yorker, deploying mobile vans and expanding walk-ins to help our city recover one dose at a time.”
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