A city council hearing Wednesday is considering the system changes New Yorkers are using to get the COVID-19 vaccine.
Critics of the current setup of online appointment booking say it’s too complicated and will appeal to those who are tech-savvy.
Manhattan City Councilman Mark Levine is among those pushing for change.
He says the city needs to go beyond booking online to get the vaccine to more New Yorkers.
“There are a lot of New Yorkers who aren’t online, who aren’t Twitter, who might not even have a computer, “Levine told NY1.” We have to go to them, on the field, in their neighborhoods. We should have teams going door to door, programming people on site. In fact, I would go even further. : We should be able to deliver the vaccine door-to-door to the thousands of people who are homebound, ”Levine said.
The mayor’s office responded to Levine’s comments saying door-to-door booking service is already underway in public housing complexes and for appointments at Yankee Stadium, with plans for expansion soon.
The city said door-to-door delivery of the vaccine is not possible, though Levine notes that it has been done in other cities.
The city has people going …
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