One-Third of New Yorkers Have Received at Least One Vaccine Shot

NEW YORK -
Vaccine supplies at Mayor Bill de Blasio’s press conference. (Ed Reed/Mayoral Photography Office)

One-third of New York residents, approximately 6.5 million people, have received at least one shot of the coronavirus vaccine. A little over four million have been fully vaccinated, having received either two Pfizer or Moderna shots, or one Johnson & Johnson shot.

Both city and state have steadily increased the number of shots distributed daily, with New York City hitting a record 100,669 vaccines and the state overall distributed 187,964 doses in 24-hours over the weekend. More than 1.4 million doses were distributed over a span of seven days.

“[Our goal] is to continue getting as many vaccines in arms as quickly and equitably as possible,” Governor Andrew Cuomo said in a statement. “One in five New Yorkers have now been fully vaccinated, which is great news and a testament to the nonstop work of our providers across the state. It also means four out of five New Yorkers still need to either get a first dose or come back for their second dose, so we are not slowing down. We will continue to work with communities across the state to make sure the vaccine is accessible to every New Yorker.”

On Tuesday, April 6, all New York residents over the age of 15 are eligible for the vaccine.

People can register online for an appointment or call 1-877-VAX-4NYC.

The vaccine is also available in CVS, Walgreens and Rite Aid. People are encouraged to call their local pharmacies or check their websites to see if vaccines are available.

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