De Blasio warns NYC Could Run Out of Vaccine Doses By Weeks End

Jan 19, 2021

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  New York City residents may have their coronavirus vaccine appointments cancelled later in the week due to low supply.   

After putting 220 thousand doses in arms last week alone, Mayor Bill de Blasio says the city is on pace to run out Thursday.  That means vaccine sites would then close into early next week until a new shipment arrives. 

“This is crazy. This is not the way it should be. We have the ability to vaccinate a huge number of people. We need the vaccine to go with it.”

 

He’s calling on the federal and state governments and manufactures to step it up.

 

“Do everything they can to get us the maximum supply”

 

If the supply is boosted, the mayor says Citi Field, Yankee Stadium and Empire Outlets on Staten Island will open as Max Vaccine hubs later this month.