NYC Running Out of COVID Vaccine, Says De Blasio

By Eric Klein
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Mayor Bill de Blasio on Friday said the city will exhaust its current supply of COVID-19 vaccine within days, amid a disastrous federal rollout of the widely awaited shots.

New York State has been receiving just 300,000 doses per week from the feds — the Trump administration’s allotment for the entire state,  plus the five boroughs — not nearly enough to meet current demand.

At the current pace, said de Blasio, the city would run out of its vaccine supplies within two weeks.

“We have a fundamental problem here,” the mayor said during his appearance on WNYC’s the Brian Lehrer Show. “We are not going to have enough vaccine by the end of next week, and we need maximum pressure on Washington and Albany and on the manufacturers to deliver us hundreds of thousands of more doses, immediately.”

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Eric Klein is an editor for Bronx Justice News. Born and bred in the Bronx, he lives on the Grand Concourse, where at least one member of his family has resided every year since the 1930s. Eric has two sons and, like them, is a die-hard New York Yankees fan.