New York City is expected to cease its supply of the coronovirus vaccine on Thursday, and then will have to cancel vaccination appointments at several city inoculation sites, according to Mayor Bill de Blasio.
“We literally have nothing left to give as of Friday,” Mr. de Blasio said at a press conference on Tuesday.
New York City received 53,000 doses this week, Meyer said, and Tuesday morning the inventory totaled 116,000 doses. But Mr. de Blasio said that the pace at which the vaccine is being vaccinated in New York was not nearly enough to sustain. Mayor, who raised concern last week Coronovirus vaccine deficiency After initially sluggish rollout, the city has not scheduled to receive any higher doses until next Tuesday.
Mr. de Blasio and Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo has urged the federal government to send more vaccines to New York, now expanding the state’s eligibility pool to include people 65 or older.
Statewide, more than 835,000 people have received the first of two doses of the vaccine – both purportedly authorized vaccines are two-dose vaccines – and about 84,000 have received the second dose, Mr. Cuomo said in a statement on Tuesday. Nevertheless, there is increasing pressure to accelerate vaccination due to hospitalization across the state. 9,000, according to Mr. Cuomo on Tuesday, the first time since the beginning of May.
Mr de Blasio said the supply issue jeopardizes the success of large vaccination sites, which have been installed in each of the five boroughs in the city. CitiField’s sites are set to open next week at the Mets’ home stadium in Queens and the Empire Outlets of shopping centers in Staten Island. The Mayor said, “This is not what it should be.” “We have the ability to vaccinate a large number of people. We need a vaccine to go with it. “
The city’s immunization program has run into many hurdles since eligibility expansion. Buggy websites and complex sign-up systems have made it difficult for many New Yorkers to schedule appointments. Mr de Blasio said the city expected to have 500,000 vaccinations by the end of Wednesday. The city had previously set a target of one million doses by the end of January.