Governor Andrew M. Cuomo visited one of the largest COVID-19 vaccination sites on Monday. Works in the state Prior to reopening Wednesday, 3,000 people will be vaccinated daily at a center based at Medger Evers University in Brooklyn.
A similar site will open at the University of York in Queens on Wednesday. This is part of the state’s efforts to vaccinate blacks and Latino Americans, one of the most affected groups of the virus.
The site, which operates jointly with the federal government, operates from 8 am to 8 pm.
“COVID has exposed the low tides of the United States, which has revealed the unacceptable disparities and injustices that have plagued our society for decades-and New York to reverse those trends in the vaccination process. I’m doing everything I can, “Kuomo said on Monday.
To ensure access to vaccines among minorities, the site will be opened in the first week to people living in specific zip codes with high levels of infection and low vaccination rates. Later, they will be open to all residents of those autonomous regions.
Kuomo also said the MTA will launch a pilot program to expand bus services in Brooklyn and Queens, making it easier for residents to get to the site.
The state has also persuaded blacks and Latinos to vaccinate with the help of religious leaders, “dispelling rumors and myths about the vaccine itself.”
Faith leaders join the telephone bank to call the inhabitants and encourage people to shoot.
New York operates other mass vaccination sites in places such as Jones Beach and Stony Brook University. Nassau County and Suffolk County operate their own sites in locations such as Suffolk County Community College and Nassau County Community College.
Cuomo has announced that levels of viral infections are declining across the state in Brooklyn, but New York continues to struggle to get enough vaccines to rapidly inoculate the population.
The state has recently seen a tendency to be encouraged by lower positive rates and hospitalization levels.
In the region, Northwell Health said on Monday that the number of COVID-19 patients in hospitals fell below 1,000 for the first time this year.
The state’s largest healthcare system states that there are 998 COVID-19 patients in 19 hospitals it owns and operates. Northwell said it fell below 1,000 on weekends for the first time since December 20th.
New Hyde Park-based Northwell recorded a 9% reduction in hospitalizations last week alone.
NYC: Catch up with vaccination delays
Mayor Bill de Blasio said at a news conference on Monday that last week’s storm severely disrupted New York City’s COVID vaccine program, reducing the initial dose of New York City to less than 1,000 at some point.
He said the city would receive last week’s dose (up to about 170,000) within a few days while the same number arrived later in the week to cover the final week of February. City officials expect vaccine supply to increase modestly next month.
“I lost a full week of vaccination,” De Blasio said, adding that the city still exceeded the first 1.5 million doses given. “But this does not prevent us from achieving our goal of immunizing 5 million New Yorkers by June.”
The mayor on Monday also appointed Lorraine Grillo, chief of the city’s School Construction Department and a member of the Design and Construction Department, as the city’s new COVID restoration emperor. According to De Blasio, Mr. Grillo will coordinate the reconstruction efforts of all government agencies and hold weekly war room meetings among the deputy mayors.
“Lorraine breaks through bureaucracy, coordinates all institutions and contacts non-profit and private partners so that we can feel our recovery in every district, every region and every block.” De Blasio said.
From Queens, who played a central role in the recovery of the city from Superstorm Sandy and played a central role in the Pre-K for All program, Mr. Grillo from Queens owns women and minorities to rush to start recovery efforts. He said he would depend on the company.
“I get through the noise and get things done,” Grilo said. “I will fight so that our recovery can be felt in all autonomous regions and all regions.”
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Who is the target of the COVID-19 shot?
The state of New York has expanded its list of eligible residents to include people over the age of 65, as well as those with underlying conditions that put them at higher risk.State had before Expand vaccination program Include essential workers and people over the age of 75, in addition to health care workers and nursing home residents and staff. Vaccine supply is limited as more groups are added. The hospital will continue to prioritize first-stage unvaccinated members, with a focus primarily on healthcare professionals. The following are the target categories revised on February 9th.
Phase 1A group
The state said that about 2.1 million people belong to this group:
- Hospital health care workers interacting with patients.
- Residents and staff of nursing homes and long-term care facilities.
- Dentist, psychologist, Others who are considered healthcare professionals In direct contact with the patient.
- Employees of a federal qualified health center.
- EMT volunteers and staff.
- Coroner, coroner, some funeral workers.
- State facility staff and residents for people with developmental disabilities, mental health care and addiction services.
- An employee of an emergency medical center.
- Individuals receiving the COVID-19 vaccine, including staff in the community health department.
- Outpatient center staff.
- Home care and hospice workers.
- Residents and staff of other medical facilities.
Phase 1B group
The state estimates that approximately 3.2 million inhabitants belong to this group, including:
- Those over 75 years old.
- Face-to-face university teachers, substitute teachers, student teachers, school managers, associate professional staff, support staff, school contractors, teachers and educational workers including bus drivers.
- First responder, including police. Firefighters; State Police; Sheriff Offices; County, Town and Village Police Stations, and Other Law Enforcement Agencies.
- Public security workers, including dispatchers and technicians.
- Public transport workers, including employees of airports, railroads, subways, buses, ferries and port authorities.
- Prison officer.
- Other oaths and civilians, such as courts and police officers.
- Workers in a grocery store dealing with the public.
- An individual living in a homeless shelter.
Follow federal government recommendations:
Added at the discretion of the local government:
- Taxi driver.
- Restaurant worker.
- Residents of facilities for people with developmental disabilities.
Source: Northwell Health, NY.
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