NYC: COVID Vaccination Rate Rebounds Amid News of Case Hike, Vaccine Passports

The rate of New Yorkers turning out to get their first COVID-19 vaccine shot has been increasing in recent weeks, following news about the increasing number of cases of the CCP (Chinese Communist Party) virus that causes the disease as well as the recent announcement of a proof-of-vaccine requirement for patrons of restaurants and other businesses. More than 100,000 people received the first of two vaccine shots in the seven days ending Aug. 14, doubling the number from five weeks ago. The uptick follows a dramatic slowdown in vaccination rates in the prior months. The vaccination rate peaked in mid-April, when more than 350,000 New Yorkers per week were getting the first shot. Interest then fell off, reaching a low of less than 50,000 per week in early July, according to data from the New York Citywide Immunization Registry. In early June, news of the “Delta variant” started to spread, …

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