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No Appointments Required at NYC COVID Vaccination Sites; Anyone 16 years of age or older can join, Mayor De Blasio announced – CBS New York

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – All Covid preventive vaccine city-operated websites are currently open to participation for anyone 16 years of age or older, Major Bill de Blasio said friday.

The announcement came the same day as the CDC and FDA emergency meeting to address the suspension Vaccine Johnson & JohnsonCBS2’s Natalie Duddridge reports.

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“Convenience is important for New Yorkers,” de Blasio said.

Effective immediately, anyone who qualifies for COVID vaccines can be walked into a center by New York City. Residence restrictions have also been lifted.

For the 16 major state-run vaccination sites, no one aged 60 or over needs to make an appointment. They can walk in right away.

Julissa Bradshaw, who is at the Javits Center for the second shot, said: “She is in her 60s and it was difficult, the web page kept crashing. “I think that’s good for the older community. They are not too tech-savvy ”.

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Health officials are trying to maintain immunization rates hesitation continued.

Officials are investigating the death of an Oregon woman in her 50s, who developed a rare blood clot within two weeks of receiving the J&J shot.

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Medical collaborator David Agus has appeared on CBS this morning and indicates that the likelihood of complications is extremely low.

“We are seeing this at a rate of about one in a million. So once we start getting millions and tens of millions, side effects rarely occur, ”Agus said. “Hopefully there will be no serious problems from vaccines, but vaccines are saving the lives of millions.”


After a meeting, federal health officials suspend the order of J&J Friday. FDA has revised its emergency license to include a warning label about the “reasonable” risk of rare but serious blood clots in adult women under the age of 50, CBS News reported.

New Yorkers have mixed feelings.

“A close friend, my colleague, his daughter married Johnson & Johnson. She was in the hospital for two days, ”Rafael Gracia Jr.

“It is plausible to hesitate, but if it is brought back again, I should be comfortable,” said Carolyn Frankel.


Vaccinations are stalled in some states – supplies of vaccines are far exceeding demand. Several of the mass vaccination sites in Texas are closed and more than half of all Kansas counties have rejected vaccine shipments because they were not expected to be used.

Health officials insist vaccination is the only way to control it Coronavirus.

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The CDC is said to be reviewing mask guidelines over the coming weeks, especially outdoors and for those who have been vaccinated.



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