Delay puts NYC COVID-19 vaccination at ‘standstill’

According to a City Hall spokesperson, New York City’s coronovirus vaccination program was on a “standstill” Saturday morning due to delayed deliveries.

“As of this morning, there are less than 1,000 doses left in New York City,” Avery Cohen said. Tweeted on Saturday.

The city had fewer than 111,000 second doses of the vaccine, but they are not allowed to be used for the opening shot.

Cohen said that many city vaccination sites operate at limited capacity and administer only the second dose.

Mayor de Blasio said Thursday that weather-related shipping delays meant anticipated delivery of the first dose, intended to arrive on Friday, would be unlikely until Sunday.

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