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NYC Vaccination Rate Keeps Rising As de Blasio Calls for MTA Worker Vaccine Mandate

Boosters are needed for people with suppressed immune systems, like Mark Turney, 66, a kidney transplant patient, getting his Pfizer-BioNTech Covid-19 booster shot at Hartford Hospital in Hartford, Conn.
Boosters are needed for people with suppressed immune systems, like Mark Turney, 66, a kidney transplant patient, getting his Pfizer-BioNTech Covid-19 booster shot at Hartford Hospital in Hartford, Conn.

New York City’s coronavirus vaccination rate keeps rising. Latest figures show three quarters of the city's entire population now has at least one dose. The vaccination rate among city employees has risen to 94 percent. Councilwoman Carolina Rivera who has been part of the grassroots effort to get people vaccinated is now urging folks to get the booster.

“Coronavirus anti-bodies can ultimately wane, which is why it is critical for seize this opportunity to get a booster shot.”

Data shows the daily coronavirus case numbers continue to rise in the city. Meanwhile, Mayor De Blasio is asking Governor Hochul to mandate the vaccine for the roughly 70 thousand MTA workers. Currently, unvaccinated MTA workers have to test regularly.