With more than 70% of New Yorkers vaccinated against COVID-19, on Monday, several mass vaccination sites saw the end of a gargantuan footfall they were seeing for the past few months.
Nearly 11 million adults in New York have gotten at least one shot of the COVID vaccine, leading to the closures of several mass vaccination sites including those in Corning, Oneonta, Potsdam, and Queens York College. According to NY Governor Andrew Cuomo, the administration will now be shifting its focus towards the remainder of the adult population that hasn’t yet chosen to get inoculated.
“From the highest positivity rate on the globe to one of the lowest positivity rates in the nation, New Yorkers have worked tirelessly to keep their communities safe and show up for each other throughout the pandemic,” Cuomo said Monday. “With reopening underway, New Yorkers should be proud of themselves and start living life again, enjoying all that our beautiful state has to offer.” He added, “If you haven’t already, get your vaccine so you can live life uninhibited and go forward to make priceless memories with your loved ones.”
Meanwhile, the state will continue to expand its hyperlocal vaccine outreach as it downsizes its more broad-based efforts.