Brewer And Officials Call For Overhaul Of East Harlem Vaccination Strategy

March 30, 2021

Today, Tuesday, March 30, 2021, at the Boriken Health Center, 2265 Third Avenue (123rd Street) in East Harlem, NY, in Manhattan.

Manhattan Borough President Gale A. Brewer, Assembly Member Robert J. Rodriguez, Rep. Adriano Espaillat, and local community health organizations came together calling on the state and city to overhaul its vaccine distribution strategy in East Harlem.

Only 30% of East Harlem residents have received at least a dose of vaccine, one of the lowest rates in Manhattan,

Only 30% of East Harlem residents have received at least a dose of vaccine, one of the lowest rates in Manhattan, and the rate of morbidity and death due to COVID-19 in East Harlem has surpassed the entire borough of Manhattan’s average.

Mayor de Blasio promised to prioritize East Harlem and provide a mass vaccination site early this year but has since failed to implement his promise.

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