Trouble with the ‘curve’: Mayor attempts to get ahead of the J&J vaccine pause

The city’s massive vaccination rollout, over 5 million doses administered so far, has hit a serious snag as Johnson & Johnson goes under investigation by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) for possible health related risks from their one-shot vaccine. 

Mayor Bill de Blasio is seemingly corralling all the city’s resources to get out ahead of any impending fear and vaccine hesitancy, in his latest morning briefing this Wednesday, after being forced to reschedule about 4,000 vaccine appointments since the CDC’s announcement.

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