Home vaccination program against COVID-19 begins in New York

One Vial Dose of Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 Vaccine

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With this new program in New York, you can now make an appointment to be vaccinated at home against COVID-19 for those people who have difficulties leaving their home due to their advanced age or due to a disability, regardless of immigration status or if they do not have health insurance.

Bill de Blasio, Mayor of New York, said the goal of this is for all homebound residents in any of the five boroughs, receive the only dose of Johnson & Johnson vaccine within the next seven weeks.

This measure occurs when the city’s infection rate continues to slowly decline; new hospitalizations dropped to 154, a number that is below the threshold during this second wave. Despite this, New York continues to average 450 deaths a week, confirmó Fox News.

“We have more work to do, but with greater access to vaccines, things are getting more promising every day,” said Victor Calise, NYC Mayor’s Commissioner for People with Disabilities (MOPD).

Dr. Dave Chokshi, the city’s Health Commissioner, reported that he himself applied the vaccine from the pharmaceutical company Johnson & Johnson to address misperceptions of which vaccine is more effective than another.

De Blasio and New York Governor Andrew Cuomo also said that they opted for the Johnson & Johnson vaccine.

Those who need vaccination at home can make the appointment online themselves or with help on the portal forms.cityofnewyork.us/f/homebound or by calling 877-VAX-4NYC.



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