“We’re going to go the extra mile, whatever it takes,” said de Blasio. “You’re going to see our vaccine buses out all over New York City the next few days.”
He added, “Go, get vaccinated, hit the beach. Real simple.”
New Yorkers can expect to see buses at spots including Brighton Beach, the Rockaways, Brooklyn Bridge Park, Central Park and Governors Island, he said.
The mayor also said the city has vaccinated more than 9,000 homebound individuals and will expand the program to include disabled people and those 75 and older.
As of Thursday morning, the city had administered 8,130,889 Covid-19 vaccine doses.
“Thanks to vaccines, tens of millions of Americans are able to get back to something closer to normal visiting friends and family,” CDC Director Dr. Rochelle Walensky said at the White House coronavirus briefing Tuesday.
The CDC guidance hasn’t changed for those who are unvaccinated, however, as they are still at risk for infection, Walensky said this week.
“If you are not vaccinated, I want to encourage you to take this holiday weekend to give yourself and your family the gift of protection by getting vaccinated,” Walensky said. “We are on a good downward path, but we are not quite out of the woods yet.”