More than 4 million New York City residents are now fully vaccinated against COVID-19, according to the city’s Health Department — but that numbers accounts only for about 41% of the city’s entire population.

While the vaccination effort remains brisk since the first New Yorker received a dose back on Dec. 14, 2020, both Mayor Bill de Blasio and Governor Andrew Cuomo have acknowledged it will take an increased, incentive-laden effort to get more residents inoculated against the potentially deadly virus, and bring the pandemic to an end.

A couple receives free vaccinations for the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) during the opening of the MTA?s public vaccination program where rail customers also receive free rail passes at Grand Central Station Terminal train station in Manhattan in New York City, New York, U.S., May 12, 2021. REUTERS/Carlo Allegri Sign […]

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