‘Overdrive’: NYC mayor wants 1M vaccinations in January

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Mayor Bill de Blasio wears a mask while honoring healthcare workers at Brooklyn’s Kings County Hospital Center during a 7 o’clock ceremony during the coronavirus pandemic, Friday, April 24, 2020, in New York. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)

NEW YORK — An ambitious goal of vaccinating 1 million New York City residents with the COVID-19 vaccine in January has been set by Mayor Bill de Blasio.

The mayor noted Thursday that meeting the target would require outside cooperation and the city dramatically increasing access.

Health Commissioner Dr. Dave Chokshi says officials want to double citywide access points to at least 250 sites. Those would include hospitals, community health centers and urgent care clinics.

The city also plans to double the its 150,000-dose-a-week capacity over the course of January.

The city has vaccinated 88,000 people since vaccines became available Dec. 14.

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