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NYC Reschedules 23,000 Vaccine Appointments Due to Shortage

  • Bottleneck made worse by delayed shipment of Moderna doses
  • De Blasio still sees 1 million doses given by end of month
Members Of New York Police Department Receive Covid-19 Vaccine
Photographer: Jeenah Moon/Bloomberg
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New York Mayor Bill de Blasio said the city is rescheduling 23,000 vaccine appointments because of a supply shortage.

The mayor cited shipments from Moderna Inc., saying the drug manufacturer’s distributor reported a delay of 103,000 doses that New York City expected to receive yesterday. Instead, the shipment will arrive in the next couple of days. A Moderna spokesman said the company has no visibility into deliveries once the U.S. government is in control of the vaccines.