The Biden administration is building three new COVID-19 vaccination sites in Texas and two in New York to target socially vulnerable communities
- Five new vaccination sites are being built in the US: three in Texas and two in
- It's part of the
Biden administration's plan to vaccinate "socially vulnerable communities."
- The sites will be capable of administering more than 10,000 shots a day.
The Biden administration announced Wednesday that it is building five new vaccinations sites across New York and Texas in effort to immunize poorer and more vulnerable American populations against
The US government will partner with Texas to build three new community vaccination centers in Dallas, Arlington, and Houston, Jeffrey Zients, the response coordinator of President
In Houston, a site will be at NRG Stadium; in South Dallas, a site at Fair Park; and in Arlington, a site at AT&T Stadium. These are communities which have been hit hard by the
"Together, these sites will be capable of administering more than 10,000 shots in arms a day," he said.
The sites, which will be operational on February 22, will be staffed by federal teams who will work with the state and local authorities, Zients said.
Later on Wednesday, Zients joined New York governor, Andrew Cuomo, in announcing two community-based mass-vaccination sites located in "socially vulnerable communities" in the state. The sites are based at Medgar Evers College in Brooklyn and York College in Queens.
The sites will vaccinate around 3,000 New Yorkers each day over the course of eight weeks. This makes them the largest vaccination centers in the state.
"COVID created low tide in America, and all the ugliness, structural racism, injustice and disparity lurking beneath the surface was exposed," Cuomo said in a statement.
"We know that communities of color suffered the most and from day one we've made the fair and equitable distribution of the
The announcement of the new sites comes days after the
It's part of Biden's push to curb the spread of the virus. His goal is to administer 100 million doses in his first 100 days in office (by the end of April). This requires an average of one million shots to be given out each day.
- Richest entrepreneurs under 40 named in the IIFL Wealth Hurun list became more richer by 12% in last one year
- Time taken to deliver items & returns are the key pain points for e-comm consumers
- DGCI allows Serum Institute to export malaria vaccine to UK
- Upcoming cars launching in India in October 2022
- Gurgaon-based Indifi disbursed ₹2,800 crore worth of loans to small business owners