NYC Well being + Hospitals is partnering with the Brooklyn Public Library to get extra folks vaccinated

News 12 employees

07/15/2021, 9:34 pm

Updated on: 07/15/2021, 9:34 PM

News 12 was on site with NYC Health + Hospitals and is working with the Brooklyn Public Library to make the coronavirus vaccine more accessible to communities in need.

The vaccination buses are part of an effort to get the coronavirus vaccine to undervaccinated communities and tear down any barriers that would prevent people from receiving the vaccination.

12 crews were on site on Thursday to visit a location in Brownsville. News 12’s Zhane Caldwell spoke to Dr. Judith Flores of the NYC Test and Trace Corps on how they are helping to spread the word.

This comes because Mayor Bill de Blasio says coronavirus cases are increasing in the city for the first time in months, with a seven-day positivity rate of 1.67%.

Almost 60% of the Brownsville population has not received a single vaccination.

“The vaccines have shown protection. The people who are admitted to the hospital – most of them are not vaccinated. So if you wait to see – I think you shouldn’t wait any longer, now is the time, ”said Dr. Flores.

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