New York City is set to reach a milestone Thursday, as six million New Yorkers will have received at least the first dose of a COVID vaccine — a staggering 85 percent.
Mayor Bill de Blasio made the announcement during his daily press briefing Thursday, saying “today is going to be one of those milestone days in our fight against covid” and calling the lofty figure “unbelievable.”
“This is a staggering figure,” he said. “This is how we are coming back. When you look around the country and you see other places that are struggling — and I feel horrible for them — in a lot of cases it’s because their leaders didn’t do the right thing and didn’t focus on vaccination. Here together we did.”
De Blasio went on to say that while the figures show more than 84 percent have gotten at least one dose, a great percentage of those have already gone back to receive their second dose in a two-dose vaccination series.