New York City has now administered 6,809,451 doses of the Covid-19 vaccine, Mayor Bill de Blasio said Thursday.
City officials also announced an intention to offer the Johnson & Johnson vaccine to any tourist who visits New York City, pending state approval.
De Blasio announced that the city wants to install mobile Covid-19 mobile vaccination sites at various tourist attractions throughout the city — such as Times Square, Brooklyn Bridge Park and the Highline — to offer the J&J vaccine. The mayor said the city needs state approval to vaccinate non-New Yorkers and that they plan to begin as soon as they get that approval.
“This summer you’re going to see tourism come alive in New York City,” de Blasio said.