NYC Health + Hospitals mobile vaccine bus heads to East New York

Dr. Lopez says that as the delta variant surges and hospitalizations rise, getting vaccinated is crucial.

News 12 Staff

Aug 12, 2021, 9:44 PM

Updated 1,011 days ago

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For months, NYC Health + Hospitals have been driving their mobile vaccine bus around the city--making the coronavirus vaccine accessible to more communities. Now, officials say the vaccine is more important than ever. 
 "We're out in the New Lots East New York Community with our mobile vaccine van, working hand in hand with the community to expand access to COVID-19 vaccination,” said Dr. Leo Lopez from NYC Test and Trace Corps. 
East New York is one of the neighborhoods that was hit the hardest by the coronavirus, with city data showing one out of every six people in the neighborhood was diagnosed with the virus. 
However, Dr. Lopez says that now the vaccination numbers are low. City data shows that in Brooklyn, 55% of people have at least one dose of the vaccine, while just 49% are fully vaccinated. 
Dr. Lopez says that as the delta variant surges and hospitalizations rise, getting vaccinated is crucial. 
The mobile vaccine bus parked outside the Brooklyn Public Library will be parked through the end of the next week and they are offering the Pfizer vaccine. 
It’s also one of several vaccine sites across the city that offer a $100 incentive to get the shot.


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