Mayor says NYC will run out of vaccine this week

New York City will run out of COVID-19 vaccine doses sometime Thursday without fresh supplies, Mayor Bill de Blasio said on Tuesday. (Jan. 19)

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BILL DE BLASIO: If we don't get more vaccine quickly, a new supply of vaccine, we will have to cancel appointments and no longer give shots after Thursday for the remainder of the week at a lot of our sites. We will not get on the current schedule resupplied again until next Tuesday, which means for many of our sites, we couldn't vaccinate again until the day after next Wednesday.

As of today, since the beginning of the vaccination effort, 455,737 doses have been given here in New York City. Later today into tomorrow, we're going to get to half a million doses having been given since the beginning.

Right now, we had a small supply come in. Today, or coming in today 53,000, doses leaving us with only 116,000 for the week ahead. Look, at the rate we are going, we will begin to run out on Thursday-- this Thursday, two days from now. And we will have literally nothing left to give as of Friday.