New York opens a mass vaccination web site for Covid on the Javits Conference Heart

At the New York State COVID-19 Vaccination Center at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center in New York City on Jan. 13, healthcare and military workers are working on the distribution of vaccine doses for Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) 2021.

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New York opened a mass vaccination site for Covid-19 at the Javits Convention Center in Manhattan on Wednesday, a major step in accelerating the rollout of life-saving doses.

The Javits Center, commissioned as an emergency hospital in the early days of the pandemic, welcomed its first New Yorkers to vaccination.

“It’s been a challenging year for all of us – especially for the events industry. However, we are honored to play a role in vaccinating New Yorkers and defeating this invisible enemy,” the center said in a tweet.

New York state has given around 630,000 doses of Covid-19 vaccines, out of a total of 1.8 million so far made available to the state, according to the latest data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. According to the CDC, that’s around 3,200 vaccine doses per 100,000 population.

New York Mayor Bill de Blasio previously set a goal of vaccinating 1 million New Yorkers by February 1.

People check in at the Jacob Javits Convention Center in New York for a Covid-19 vaccination.

The Javits Center begins COVID-19 vaccination for vital workers and people over 65 years of age this morning in New York City on January 13, 2021.

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A man is instructed by a soldier to be vaccinated at the Javits Center.

A man is instructed by a soldier as he receives a dose of the vaccine for coronavirus disease (COVID-19) 2021 at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center in New York City on Jan. 13.

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New York gives priority to older Americans and extends eligibility to everyone over 65.

People arrive to receive doses of the Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) vaccine at the New York State COVID-19 Vaccination Center at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center in New York on January 13, 2021.

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People stand in line for a push.

People stand in line to get a dose of the Covid-19 vaccination at the Jacob Javits Convention Center in New York, United States on Wednesday, January 13, 2021.

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A man receives his vaccination.

A man is given a dose of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) vaccine at the New York State COVID-19 Vaccination Center at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center in New York City on January 13, 2021.

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A person wears a sticker after receiving a dose of the Covid-19 vaccination.

A person wears a sticker after receiving a dose of the Covid-19 vaccination at the Jacob Javits Convention Center in New York on Wednesday, January 13, 2021.

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New York was one of the hardest hit cities at the start of the pandemic. It is now suffering from a second surge.

A banner hangs from the ceiling at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center on January 13, 2021 during a media tour of the new state vaccination center in New York City.

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A person wearing a protective mask gives a thumbs up after receiving a dose of the Covid-19 vaccination.

A person wearing a protective mask gives a thumbs up sign after receiving a dose of the Covid-19 vaccination at the Jacob Javits Convention Center in New York on Wednesday, January 13, 2021.

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