Just 34 percent of Bronxites have received both doses of the Pfizer or Moderna COVID-19 vaccine, or the one dose of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine.
The state is sending COVID-19 vaccines directly to colleges and universities across the state, including those in the Bronx, Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced Monday.
State authorities said residents 16 and older will become eligible for the shots beginning the week of April 6.
Because many recently deceased Americans were not tested for the virus, the official number of coronavirus deaths is likely a substantial undercount, experts believe.
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.
At least 70 percent of the population would have to be fully vaccinated for a pre-pandemic sense of normalcy to return, according to Dr. Anthony Fauci.
White New York City residents are receiving COVID-19 vaccinations at disproportionately higher rates than their Black and Latino neighbors, new data show.
Mayor Bill de Blasio said the city will exhaust its current supply of COVID-19 vaccine within two weeks, amid a disastrous federal rollout of the widely awaited shots.
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.
More than 70,000 doses of the vaccine will reach the city this week as part of an initial shipment, authorities said.