Slowdown in the vaccination process in New York

The number of New York City residents who have received their first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine has dropped by at least two-thirds in recent weeks.

Alone 136,710 people 16 years and older have been vaccinated for the first time with one of the three doses available in the last week, which runs from April 25 to May 1, details an analysis by The New York Post.

This figure represents a 67% less than the all-time high of 410,917 people who were vaccinated against the coronavirus for the first time in New York City during the week of April 4-10.

The global count in the Big Apple does not yet reflect the huge decrease in first doses due to the significant number of second doses that have been administered in recent weeks.

In total, they have been administered 450,226 second doses in the last two completed weeks, compared to 338,467 first doses, according to data.

Two of the three currently approved vaccines -of Pfizer and Moderna– come in two-dose regimens. The third, of Johnson & JohnsonIt only requires one injection, but the company has had trouble increasing supply.

In general, 55% of the city’s adult residents have been vaccinated at least once so far.

Empire State residents ages 16-29 were the first to get the vaccine on April 6. Only the 18.5% of 16-25 year olds in the state are now fully immunizedGovernor Andrew Cuomo said Monday.

The decrease in the number of New Yorkers who come to receive their first dose corresponds to the slowdown in the vaccination effort nationwide, in which many continue to doubt the advisability of getting vaccinated.

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The Big Apple Health Department is already spending up 8 million dollars a month in a public service ad campaign to promote the benefits in all five boroughs.

Despite efforts, the City Council’s campaign remains insufficient, especially among black adults, as only 30% have been vaccinated so far, according to data.

Manhattan is the most vaccinated neighborhood in the city, with 64% of residents 18 and older who have received at least one dose.

Biden wants 70% of adults to get vaccinated by July 4

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To reach your new goal that the 70% of American adults receive at least one dose before July 4, President Joe Biden outlined a plan that includes making vaccines more convenient and convince the undecided.

Biden also noted that his goal is for 160 million Americans are fully vaccinated by Independence Day, which represents an increase in 45 million compared to the current total.

This figure will be easier to reach once teens ages 12-15 are eligible, and the president said his administration will be ‘Ready to act immediately’‘once the FDA grants clearance for those inoculations, which could happen as early as next week.

More of 147 million Americans, including 56% of those over 18 years of age, have received at least one dose, and almost a third of the population is fully vaccinated. But since polls show that close to 25% have no intention of doing so, Biden acknowledged that “Now we are going to have to take it to the people who have less desire.”

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