NYC Well being Commissioner Dave Chokshi stated following the vaccination of greater than 1,600 well being care employees, his division has up to now not heard “of any severe adversarial occasions, which means very severe unwanted effects, within the metropolis to date.”
The unwanted effects skilled up to now are these seen within the examine of the vaccine, notably some ache on the injection website, some fatigue, some muscle aches, which usually solely final 23-48 hours and are thought of delicate.
The town plans to publish a dashboard exhibiting what number of people are being vaccinated each day, New York Metropolis Mayor Invoice de Blasio stated.
All the general public NYC well being and hospitals acquired the vaccine yesterday, the CEO Mitch Katz stated. Extra are anticipated subsequent week.
Proper now they’re specializing in individuals within the highest danger areas, emergency rooms, intensive care items and people over 60 years previous, Katz stated.
Katz added “from wanting on the numbers I imagine we’re going to vaccinate the entire hospital in 3 weeks. Everybody in each single unit, simply beginning on the highest danger items.”
The officers have been talking on the Elmhurst location, which was one of many hardest hit hospitals on the epicenter of the pandemic.
Earlier, the mayor noticed the primary vaccinations on the public hospital.