Rockland Lawmakers: We’ll Take the Vaccine When We’re Eligible

The UK has already begun giving out the Pfizer-BioNTECH COVID-19 vaccine, and the FDA could approve it here in the U.S. as soon as this week. CNBC says their vaccine advisory committee is meeting tomorrow to start reviewing the data. New York’s governor has expressed concern that people are hesitant to take it. Rockland state senator David Carlucci says he’s not in the priority group, but eventually he will get the vaccine…

Over 2,000 members of the Uniformed Firefighters Association in New York City, or about a quarter of the FDNY’s membership, were recently polled about the vaccine, and 55% said they wouldn’t take it yet. Rockland assemblyman Ken Zebrowski says his wife works in a hospital and is likely to be among the early recipients of the vaccine, but he’ll get it once he can and it’s available…

The governor has acknowledged that getting 75-80 percent of the population vaccinated, which is expected to be enough to contain community spread, could be very hard to reach.

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