Over the past three weeks, members of the NYPD Medical Division, supplemented by officers trained as nurses and paramedics, have been distributing doses of the coveted Johnson & Johnson vaccine at a temporary vaccination site in East New York, Brooklyn.
The distribution center has drawn some criticism — having cops administer shots may not be the best way to combat so-called vaccine hesitancy in a predominantly Black neighborhood — but plenty of people are taking advantage of the center after finding appointments on websites like TurboVax and the city-run Vaccine Finder.
A New York Police Department surgeon prepares a dose of the Moderna COVID-19 vaccination at Queens Police Academy on Monday, January 11, 2021. New Yorkers are lining up to get jabbed by the NYPD. Over the past three weeks, members of the NYPD Medical Division, supplemented by officers trained […]
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