NYC residents face possible delays in second vaccine dose, de Blasio says

NEW YORK — New Yorkers who have gotten their first COVID-19 vaccination shots may face delays getting their second doses if Mayor Bill de Blasio gets his way. He repeated calls Tuesday for the feds to authorize the city to start giving out supplies that had been reserved for second shots — vaccines produced by Pfizer and Moderna require two doses to be fully effective. The mayor’s pleas came as the city is administering doses faster than it’s getting them following a rocky vaccination rollout from the federal government. The city had fewer than 7,710 “first” doses and under 202,119 “second” do…

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