New York Metropolis plans to vaccinate 1 million residents in opposition to Covid in January, says Mayor de Blasio

A FDNY EMS Fire Brigade Bureau employee receives a COVID-19 Moderna vaccine amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic in the Manhattan neighborhood of New York City, New York, United States. December 23, 2020.

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New York officials plan to vaccinate 1 million residents against Covid-19 in January. The federal government and drug manufacturers need to accelerate the production and distribution of the vaccine.

Mayor Bill de Blasio said Thursday the city will use schools, pop-up clinics and “whatever it takes” to reach 1 million people in a month.

“We know that New York City can vaccinate 1 million people in January and really get this thing going. Every time we vaccinate someone we’re one step closer to the coronavirus, which is a terrible impact on society,” de Blasio told CNN.

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