New York Mayor de Blasio plans to immunize 1 million residents in January
A FDNY EMS Fire Department employee receives a COVID-19 Moderna vaccine amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic in the Manhattan neighborhood of New York City, New York, United States. December 23, 2020.
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New York officials plan to vaccinate 1 million residents against Covid-19 in January. The federal government and drug manufacturers need to accelerate the production and distribution of the vaccine.
Mayor Bill de Blasio said Thursday the city will use schools, pop-up clinics and “whatever it takes” to reach 1 million people in a month.
“We know New York City can vaccinate 1 million people in January and really get this thing going,” de Blasio told CNN. “Every time we vaccinate someone, we’ve come one step closer to the coronavirus in terms of its terrible impact on society.”