Roosevelt Islander Online: New Yorkers Over 60 Years Of Age Now Eligible For Covid 19 Vaccination

NYC Mayor Bill deBlasio
reported today:

…we’ve been talking about now for months is the fact that New York City
needs the freedom to vaccinate, that New York City can do so much for our
people if we simply have the right to do what we know we need to do.
Oftentimes we ran into roadblocks, sometimes at the federal level, sometimes
with the vaccine manufacturers, often with the State of New York. What we
really need is the ability to control our own destiny, because here we have
some of the finest public health professionals anywhere in the country, we
have massive capacity in terms of being able to vaccinate people right down to
the neighborhood level all over the city. But what we need is the freedom to
vaccinate, and we’ve been fighting for that freedom now for weeks and weeks.
We have some good news today. Once again, finally, Albany has heard us and we
have new eligibility rules for New Yorkers 60 years old now and older – you
can get vaccinated. That’s good news for so many hundreds of thousands of New
Yorkers. And for government workers who interact with the public, who work
with the public directly, you can now get vaccinated – makes a lot of sense,
should have happened a long time ago, now it’s here….

To date, our local
Duane Reade/Walgreens
pharmacy is the only location on Roosevelt Island
providing Covid 19 vaccinations
– the Moderna vaccine.
Click here
to make your Duane Reade?Walgreen online Covid 19 vaccine appointment
reservation and for
more info.


Yesterday I asked a Duane Reade/Walgreens company spokesperson:

Now that Governor Cuomo made those 60 and over eligible for the Covid vaccine,
will they be able to get the vaccine at the Roosevelt Island Duane

Is there any update regarding vaccinations at Roosevelt Island Duane Reade?
Are you still getting 100 doses weekly? Any expectation of getting more doses
now that more people are eligible?

The spokesperson replied:

Yes, we will be following the state guidelines on 60 plus. We are currently
schedule to administer 100 second doses and 200 hundred first doses this week.

Also, there’s a possibility an allotment of the Johnson & Johnson Covid
vaccine will be made available on Roosevelt Island in the next few days if there
is a significant demand for it.

Click here
to make your Duane Reade?Walgreen online Covid 19 vaccine appointment
reservation and for
more info.  Covid 19 vaccination appointments are currently available at the Roosevelt
Island Duane Reade/Walgreen


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