As COVID-19 cases continue to rise across the five boroughs, I wanted to take this opportunity to share some important information with all of Team Adams — information that I hope you’ll read and share widely.
First, I want to personally encourage every single eligible New Yorker to get vaccinated. The vaccine has proven to be safe and effective, and getting it has never been easier: New Yorkers can schedule an in-home appointment, visit a walk-up vaccination center, or stop at one of the dozens of mobile and pop-up vaccination sites throughout the City. For more information on where and how you can get a free vaccine, click here.
Last week, I joined Queens Borough President Donovan Richards in Far Rockaway and Edgemere, home to the lowest vaccination rates in the City, and spoke directly to residents about the benefits of vaccination. If you live in an area with lower-than-average vaccination rates or belong to a high-risk group, then I would especially urge you to get vaccinated today. I know firsthand how hard our communities have been hit by COVID-19, which is why we need to do everything in our power to keep our neighbors and families healthy.
Even if you are already vaccinated, it’s still important that we make safe, responsible decisions to safeguard our health and spur our economic recovery. That means continuing to mask up indoors, to get tested as needed, and to remain vigilant in the face of dangerous COVID-19 variants, like the delta variant.
We’ve come a long way in our battle against COVID-19, and though this fight is far from over, I know that New York City has what it takes to recover stronger, fairer, and healthier than before.
Let’s look out for each other and stay safe.