Nearly 2,500 NYC adolescents got COVID-19 vaccines and 6,000 12- to 15-year-olds booked appointments the first day after the shot was approved
- About 2,500 New York City 12- to 15-year-olds were vaccinated the day after CDC approved the Pfizer vaccine for the age group
- There are about 6,000 appointments booked for NYC kids in the age group
- In total, 47 per cent of New Yorkers have at least one shot and 38 per cent are fully vaccinated
- Despite getting the vaccine, New York State is one of 12 states that still require people to wear masks
New York City’s youngsters flocked to vaccination sites just as soon as they were allowed this week.
And there are already 6,000 more appointments booked for that age group, Maybe Bill de Blasio said on WNYC radio Friday morning.
‘We’re going to see a lot of young people vaccinated for sure. And we’re really excited about that,’ the mayor said.
The city has approximately 500,000 residents ages 12 to 15, according to The New York Post.
There are 6,000 appointments booked for the age group, NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio said on WNYC
About 2,500 New York City adolescents were vaccinated, according to the New York Post
The Pfizer shot was approved for the 12- to 15-year-old age group on Wednesday
Adolescents being observed after receiving their COVID-19 vaccine
Children as young as 12 were approved to get COVID-19 vaccines
In total, 47 per cent of New Yorkers have at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine, and 38 per cent of New Yorkers are fully vaccinated, according to the latest numbers from the COVID-19 vaccine tracker.
On Thursday, the federal health agency said fully vaccinated Americans do not have to wear masks outdoors and in most indoor settings, aside from crowded places such as buses and planes.
But the relaxed guidelines are just that; unenforceable suggestions.
Currently, 13 states say they are lifting their mask mandates in accordance with the new CDC guidance but at least 12 states have no plans to do so
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New York City is still requiring people – even those fully vaccinated – to keep their masks on, as per state mandate.
New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo is one of 12 governors – including those in California, Delaware, Hawaii, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Jersey, New Mexico, North Carolina, Ohio and Virginia – who are mandating residents to keep their masks on.
Governors in 13 other states – Colorado, Connecticut, Illinois, Kansas, Kentucky, Michigan, Minnesota, Nevada, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Vermont, Washington and West Virginia – said that in accordance with the new CDC guidelines, they will be dropping mask-wearing orders.