NEW YORK — New York will probably be sending extra vaccination preparation kits to senior housing complexes and church buildings in an effort to make sure equity in vaccine distributions, Gov. Andrew Cuomo stated Saturday.
The kits embody syringes, vials, room dividers, privateness curtains, cleansing provides, private protecting gear and different gadgets. In addition they embody directions on find out how to arrange a vaccination website.
New York deployed the primary kits final week to 5 New York Metropolis Housing Authority senior citizen complexes and eight church buildings and cultural facilities the place practically 4,200 folks eligible to obtain the vaccine have been vaccinated, Cuomo stated.
Kits are actually being despatched to 4 further New York Metropolis senior complexes and eight different church buildings statewide, with plans to vaccine one other 3,000 folks at these areas by Tuesday. Areas in Brooklyn, the Bronx, Nassau County, Suffolk County, Rochester, Syracuse, Albany, and Buffalo will probably be receiving the kits.
The kits are a part of an effort to make sure vaccinations in Black, Latino and different communities the place COVID-19 has had a disproportionate influence, the governor stated.
Additionally Saturday, the governor’s workplace reported 144 extra deaths statewide from the coronavirus. Greater than 8,800 folks have been hospitalized, a drop of 44 in contrast with Friday’s information.