‘People are scared, this is the answer’: More vaccine sites open across the city to new group of residents

More vaccine sites are opening across the five boroughs in an effort to vaccinate a new group of city residents against the coronavirus.

News 12 Staff

Jan 11, 2021, 3:39 PM

Updated 1,223 days ago

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‘People are scared, this is the answer’: More vaccine sites open across the city to new group of residents
More vaccine sites are opening today across the five boroughs in an effort to vaccinate a new group of city residents against the coronavirus.
Some people in group 1B, including those over 75, older teachers, education workers, first responders, public safety workers and public transit workers, are now eligible to get the vaccine.
All of the health care workers who fall under group 1A are also still being vaccinated.
Residents must make an appointment to be vaccinated before heading over to the new vaccination sites.
On Sunday, the city opened 24/7 vaccine hubs inside the Brooklyn Army Terminal Annex and at the Bathgate Contract Postal Station in the Bronx.
The Brooklyn location has around 30 pods being used for the vaccinations. The pods were originally used for testing.
News 12 is told the new around-the-clock vaccine hubs have the capacity to give out around 2,000 shots a day.
“People want the vaccine, people see what it’s doing and done to their family members and neighbors,” says Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. “People are scared, this is the answer.”
Mayor Bill de Blasio says he hopes to have 250 vaccine sites open by the end of the month.
The mayor also says other front-line essential workers and at-risk groups determined by the state will be eligible to be vaccinated likely in February.
De Blasio hopes to be able to offer the vaccine to everyone by this summer.


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