Mayor outlines equity plan to prioritize vaccines in neighborhoods hit hardest by pandemic

Mayor Bill de Blasio announced a vaccine equity plan Friday, saying the most vulnerable New Yorkers should be prioritized for the coronavirus vaccine.

News 12 Staff

Dec 11, 2020, 11:16 PM

Updated 1,265 days ago

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Mayor Bill de Blasio announced a vaccine equity plan Friday, saying the most vulnerable New Yorkers should be prioritized for the coronavirus vaccine. 
The plan is designed to prioritize the 27 neighborhoods hit hardest by the coronavirus pandemic, including NYCHA developments. 
The mayor said he plans to use NYCHA complexes as hubs for distribution and information about the vaccine, making sure minority and disproportionately affected communities are not forgotten. 
Part of the mayor’s plan includes virtual conversations with residents to answer vaccine questions and concerns, which many NYCHA residents are expressing. 
Others also remain skeptical but plan to eventually take the vaccine. Gov. Andrew Cuomo is also calling on the federal government for increased funding so that the vaccine can be distributed equitably to underserved communities.


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