The delayed shipment put our entire vaccination work to a standstill.
As of this morning, New York City has fewer than 1,000 first doses of medicine left on hand. pic.twitter.com/frXPryVwKS
—Avery Cohen (@CohenAvery) February 20, 2021
New York City gets supplies from the state.
The state said shipments were delayed this week due to winter storms affecting most of the country.
Governor Cuomo said on Friday: “All doses that were supposed to be shipped on Monday have been delayed, and only a limited number of Pfizer vaccines left the shipping facility on Tuesday and Wednesday.”
Mayor Bill de Blasio said he hopes to cut Cuomo production and ship the vaccine directly to the city.
New York City has not stopped vaccination because it does have more than 1
At the same time, people can start making appointments for two new mass vaccination locations to open in Brooklyn and Queens.
The appointment starts at 8 am on Saturday.
The locations of Medgar Evers College in Crown Heights and York University in Jamaica will be managed by New York State and FEMA.
In the first week, they will only accept appointments from people who live in certain postal codes that have been hit hard by the pandemic.
Last Friday, De Blasio attended the opening ceremony of the new vaccination location of the Staten Island Empire Outlet Store.
His wife, Chirlane McCray, the First Lady of New York City, visited the vaccination center at Canarsie High School on Friday. She thanked the workers for their presence in the storm.
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