Florida leads New York in vaccinations per 100,000 residents by 14%
by MDS , January 3 2021
Mayor de Blasio acknowledges inoculation campaign could move faster, but regulations put city behind
Florida is currently leading New York in its efforts to vaccinate the population for COVID-19, the New York Post reported over the weekend.
While New York has administered vaccines to 723 recipients per 100,000 residents, the Sunshine State has administered around 14 percent more, at 823 per 100,000 residents, according to the Post.
The figures put a dent into Governor Andrew Cuomo and Mayor Bill de Blasio’s statement of having the “best-in-the-nation” vaccination scheme.
They also put into question de Blasio’s plan to inoculate 1 million residents of the Big Apple in January.
In a press briefing last week, De Blasio acknowledged that the pace of the immunization campaign was lagging behind target, were it not for regulations on who can receive the jab and when, according to the Post.
“This is something we do based on the state guidelines and we’re in constant communication with the state about it,” he relayed.
“Unquestionably, if we’re given the authorization, we can move very quickly,” the mayor added.