Mayor Invoice de Blasio of New York introduced on Sunday that vaccine appointments scheduled to happen within the metropolis on Monday could be postponed due to a looming winter storm that’s anticipated to dump as much as 16 inches of snow on the area.
At a information convention on Sunday, Mr. de Blasio stated he didn’t need older New Yorkers on the highway touring to vaccine appointments, warning of incoming blizzard-like situations with gusty winds. Winter storm warnings had been in place for a big swath of the Japanese United States on Sunday, affecting main metropolitan areas from Washington to Boston.
In-person studying at New York Metropolis faculties can even be closed Monday.
Mr. de Blasio didn’t specify when the rescheduled vaccine appointments would happen. Vaccinations scheduled for Tuesday haven’t been canceled, for now, he stated.
The storm will quickly derail a vaccine rollout in New York Metropolis that has been plagued with insufficient provide, buggy sign-up techniques and confusion over the state’s strict eligibility tips. In New York, the vaccine is presently out there to residents 65 and older in addition to a variety of staff designated “important.”
About 800,000 doses have been administered to date within the metropolis, Mr. de Blasio stated.