Vaccination sites rolling out at hundreds of NY churches, more NYCHA developments
Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced that more than 300 churches across the state and several more senior NYCHA housing developments will become vaccination sites this week.
It's part of an effort to ensure fairness and equity in vaccine distribution among communities of color.
Cuomo says that vaccines will be deployed to four more NYCHA housing sites to increase the number of seniors vaccinated.
The new locations will allow for an additional 3,000 New York residents and eligible seniors to receive the coronavirus vaccine by Tuesday, he says.
Cuomo visited a vaccine pop-up site in Brooklyn on Saturday, where he and other elected officials urged communities of color to take the vaccine.
He says he understands there is a lack of trust and accessibility, which is why the state is focusing on getting sites open at NYCHA housing sites in the city.
According to the governor’s office, 250,400 first doses of the vaccine continue to arrive across the state for this week.
The governor says his goal is to have vaccination sites at all 33 NYCHA housing developments.
A total of 7 million people in the state are currently eligible for the vaccine, but at the current rate of weekly supply that New York is getting, Cuomo says it will would take months to vaccinate every eligible adult.