A quarter of New York City’s vaccines are going to people who don’t actually live there. Some don’t even work in the city.
- A quarter of people vaccinated in New York City don’t actually live there, local publication The City reported Tuesday.
- New York City’s essential workers can get vaccines in the city in they live elsewhere.
- But non-essential workers from outside the city may also be trying to get a shot, Mayor Bill de Blasio said.
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More than 25% of people vaccinated in New York City don’t actually live there, local publication The City reported Tuesday.
The city’s essential workers can get vaccines even if they live elsewhere — but non-essential workers from out of the city are also trying to get a shot, the city’s mayor said.
As of Monday, 216,014 people had received a vaccine in the city, The City reported. But almost 28% weren’t actually residents, it reported, citing data from the city’s COVID-19 vaccine tracking site.
Most of those getting the vaccine without living in the city were from elsewhere in New York State, the publication found. But around 7% of people getting the jab in the city were from New Jersey, it added.
A very small group were from Connecticut.