'The time is now': NYC Health + Hospitals partners with Brooklyn Public Library to help get more people vaccinated
News 12 has been on the ground with NYC Health + Hospitals as it partners with the Brooklyn Public Library to make the coronavirus vaccine more accessible to communities in need.
The vaccination buses are part of an effort to bring the coronavirus vaccine to under-vaccinated communities, tearing down any barriers that would prevent people from getting the shot.
News 12 crews were on location on Thursday to tour a site in Brownsville. News 12’s Zhane Caldwell spoke with Dr. Judith Flores of the NYC Test and Trace Corps on how they are helping to spread the word about the initiative.
This comes as Mayor Bill de Blasio says coronavirus cases are on the rise in the city for the first time in months, with a seven-day positivity rate of 1.43%.
Nearly 60% of Brownsville’s population hasn’t had a single vaccine shot.
“The vaccines have shown protections. The people who are hospitalized -- the majority tend to be unvaccinated. So if you are waiting to see - I don’t think you should wait any longer, the time is now,” said Dr. Flores.