Mass Vaccination Plan Kicks off in New York

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A coronavirus vaccine continues to be presented as the solution to the transmission and acquisition of COVID-19. Right now, projected effectiveness rates for the aforementioned vaccine are spotty; even vaccine trials are running into issues of their own.

Just earlier this month, Johnson & Johnson paused their vaccine work after a volunteer became ill. Moreover, the big pharmaceutical company is rejecting transparency to the public by refusing to share more information about the “unexplained illness.”

 

Polling has shown that most Americans have concerns about the coronavirus vaccine, its production, and more. Less than 50% of people in this nation are willing to get the vaccination when it comes out.

None of this, however, is stopping New York from moving forward with a mass vaccination plan, confirms Fox News.

What to Know About Mass COVID-19 Vaccination in New York

Yesterday, Democrat New York Governor Andrew Cuomo announced that “mass vaccination sites” will begin popping up in different places across the state. Cuomo maintains that these sites will be used to give doses of the COVID-19 vaccine once it becomes available.

During a press briefing, the New York governor admitted that getting 40 million people in a state to be vaccinated for COVID-19 is “tricky” to do. Furthermore, it appears as though simply one shot will not suffice; Cuomo admitted that in order to maintain the vaccine’s effectiveness, residents of the Empire State will need more than one shot over a period of time.

Healthcare centers in New York are being looked at as the mass vaccination sites where New Yorkers can go to get the vaccine.

Per Cuomo’s admission, New Yorkers with the highest risk of coronavirus will become the first targets for the vaccine. Next will follow state residents in high-risk communities, followed by the remainder of New Yorkers.

Do Americans Want the Vaccine?

Some Americans have stated that they’re willing to get the COVID-19 vaccine as soon as it comes out; others have expressed precisely the opposite.

The New York governor has not stated what he will do if turnout rates at “mass vaccination sites” are lower than anticipated. Critics of the vaccine also maintain that the rush put on this shot has ultimately comprised its safety.

Others want to know how a safe vaccine can arrive after only months when the developments and tests for other vaccines require years.

Would you be willing to visit a mass vaccination site for the COVID-19 shot? Let us know in the comments section below!