NYC: Vaccine efforts still lagging in poorer NYC neighborhoods

New York City’s poorer neighborhoods are still being left behind in the race to vaccinate against COVID-19, despite promises from Mayor de Blasio and Gov. Cuomo to improve equity, data shows.

Queens’ CitiField ballpark is home to one of the city’s highest-profile vaccination hubs, yet its zip code, 11368, is the third-least vaccinated across the five boroughs, according to an analysis of city data by The Post.

Just 20.2 percent of residents in that zip code — which covers portions of Corona and Flushing — have received at least one dose of a coronavirus vaccine, well below the citywide average of 31 percent.

“It’s mind-boggling, it’s unacceptable, it’s beyond ridiculous that we’re having this conversation,” said Queens Borough President Donovan Richards. “This is a matter of life and death for these communities.”

“Zip code and socioeconomic status should not determine whether or not you have access to the vaccine.”


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