New Yorkers that live and work in shelters, as well as storefront facing grocery store workers, can get the COVID-19 vaccine, Mayor Bill de Blasio announced on Tuesday, as more members of the state vaccination group 1B become eligible for the shot.

The expansion comes a day after the state gave the green light for a number of new groups to register for the vaccine including teachers, first responders, firefighters, public transit workers, in-person college instructors, child care workers, and New Yorkers 75 and older.

But the mayor wants to go further and is urging the state to allow for delivery workers to be inoculated against the virus.

Shoppers jam a grocery store on Utica Avenue and Church Avenue, shoppers taking their turns to enter because of social distancing rules. This part of East Flatbush was hit hard by Covid-19, with 222 deaths in this zip code area alone. (Photo by Todd Maisel) New Yorkers that live […]


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