By Sasha Gonzales
A new COVID-19 vaccination site will open in Co-op City Thursday, providing the complex’s residents with a convenient way to get their shot in one of the city’s hardest hit neighborhoods.
“The Bronx has been very hard hit by the COVID crisis,” Mayor Bill de Blasio said at a press briefing Tuesday. “Hospitals in the Bronx were among the hardest hit in the entire city. Communities felt deep, deep losses from the coronavirus in the Bronx. The Bronx is too often overlooked. We can’t let that happen so we’re going to bring the vaccine to the people in the Bronx.”
Just eight percent of the complex’s residents — the property is home to more than 15,300 apartments — have been vaccinated thus far, city data show.