Feb. 16, 2021 By Allie Griffin
Components of Northeast Queens have larger COVID-19 vaccination charges than most of New York Metropolis, regardless of missing a single everlasting vaccination website, new knowledge reveals.
Many ZIP codes in Northeast Queens have a comparatively excessive proportion of their grownup residents a minimum of partially vaccinated for the virus — that means they’ve obtained their first dose of the Pfizer or Moderna vaccine, in accordance with a map launched by the New York Metropolis Well being Division as we speak.
As an example, Glen Oaks (11004) has had 20 p.c of its grownup inhabitants partially vaccinated— the third highest quantity amongst all metropolis ZIP codes.
Different neighborhoods within the area have roughly 10 p.c of their grownup inhabitants partially vaccinated. Bay Terrace (11360) is at 11 p.c; Little Neck and Douglaston (lined by each 11362 and 11363) are at 10 p.c; and Oakland Gardens (11364) is at 9 p.c.
Queens as an entire, against this, has had simply 6 p.c of its grownup inhabitants partially vaccinated for the virus and 4 p.c totally vaccinated.
The info additionally reveals that a number of Queens neighorhoods with massive minority populations have low vaccination charges.
Neighborhoods corresponding to Corona (11368), Springfield Gardens/ Rochdale Village/ St. Albans (114340), South Jamaica (11436), Laurelton (11413), Rosedale (11422) have a number of the lowest vaccination charges within the metropolis — with simply 3 p.c of their grownup populations having been partially vaccinated.
Queens Borough President Donovan Richards mentioned the low vaccination charges in these areas was “unacceptable.”
“Numbers don’t lie — the Metropolis’s personal knowledge reveals communities of shade in #Queens and throughout NYC are being vaccinated at remarkably decrease charges than different areas,” Richards wrote on Twitter. “However this distribution disparity isn’t simply extremely irritating, it’s probably deadly.”