De Blasio relieved as more New Yorkers become eligible for coronavirus vaccine
Mayor Bill de Blasio is applauding today's expansion of vaccine eligibility for New Yorkers.
Government employees, building service workers and nonprofit workers are now eligible for the coronavirus vaccine.
All vaccine sites can also vaccinate any eligible New Yorkers regardless of where they live or why they are eligible, though pharmacies will continue to serve the 60+ population and teachers.
The mayor also applauded the city’s efforts in helping those who survived the Holocaust get vaccinated.
He said a 95-year-old woman born in Poland got vaccinated through the city’s special efforts.
"The joy she was feeling was so powerful, knowing she was safe,” de Blasio said.
The mayor said that the city has administered more than 3 million vaccinations so far.