All homebound New Yorkers across the five boroughs can now sign up to have the COVID-19 vaccine come to them, Mayor Bill de Blasio said Monday.
“Those New Yorkers who cannot leave their home and need the vaccine — whether they are senior citizens, or they are disabled, whatever the reason — we will reach them,” de Blasio said during a City Hall press briefing.
“Our goal is to reach everyone homebound wants to be vaccinated by the end of April.”
The door-to-door effort has been using the newly-approved single-dose Johnson & Johnson vaccine.
The city launched the initiative earlier this month with homebound seniors in the Bronx’s Co-Op City then expanded to Brooklyn’s Brighton Beach and Far Rockaway in Queens.
Those who are homebound can sign up for a visit by calling 877-VAX-4-NYC or on vax4nyc.nyc.gov.
“Anyone who needs it, we want to be there for,” de Blasio said.
Hizzoner’s announcement comes as the Big Apple has already administered more than 2.8 million vaccine doses as of Monday.
“That is more than the total population of Chicago — an extraordinary effort,” de Blasio said.