New Yorkers with a range of pre-existing health issues will be eligible to receive the coveted COVID-19 vaccine beginning Feb. 15, officials announced this week.
New York City opened its first mass vaccination site for COVID-19 vaccinations in the Bronx this week, turning the Bathgate Contract Postal Station into a public health hub focused on getting shots into the arms of at-risk residents.
Bronx residents accounted for one in four coronavirus hospitalizations citywide, an analysis showed, and were dying at three times the rate of infected Manhattan residents.
The Bronx, New York City’s northernmost borough, is particularly vulnerable to downwind smog and air pollution. Asthma death rates in the Bronx are three times higher than the rest of the nation, research shows.