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Can NYC Meet its COVID-19 Vaccination Goal?

Dr. Silvera states it is “no small effort” to get there

Posted in: College News and Events, Public Health

Both the governor and the mayor said on Friday that they’re taking very seriously President Joe Biden’s pledge to have all people who want a coronavirus vaccination signed up for one by May 1.

The president also pledged that all Americans would be able to get together in small groups by Independence Day, safely, if everybody gets the vaccine.

Dr. Stephanie Silvera, Professor in the Public Health Department believes achieving full herd immunity is likely going to require local and county governments to increase their role in inoculations.

“Right now, we are at 13% of the adult population who have been fully vaccinated,” she said. “Getting to 75% is going to be no small effort. We certainly have ramped up our distribution… there’s still a lot of work to do.