80% of NYC adults have gotten at least 1 vaccine dose in 'major milestone': de Blasio

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NEW YORK (1010 WINS) — More than 80% percent of adults in New York City have now received at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine, Mayor Bill de Blasio said Friday.

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De Blasio made the announcement on the Brian Lehrer Show on WNYC Friday morning.

“As of today, we have now passed a major, major milestone, adults in New York City,” the mayor said. “This is a level that a lot of folks in the medical community say is crucial.”

“This is a big deal, and I hope New Yorkers appreciate that this is because New Yorkers came forward, because we mounted the biggest vaccination effort in the city’s history,” he added.