Electeds demand action amid slow monkeypox vaccine rollout


Elected officials are begging the federal government for more monkeypox vaccine doses and calling for improvements to the city’s vaccine rollout process after the sign-up website crashed yet again on July 12 in the midst of skyrocketing demand for jabs.

“Due to overwhelming traffic, as soon as appointments went online this afternoon, the site delivered error messages for many people who were unable to make appointments,” the city Health Department said in a written statement on July 12. “This is just further proof that demand is very high, and we will continue working to make vaccine available. We will advise New Yorkers when more appointments can be made. We apologize for the frustration caused and are working to build stable appointment infrastructure as we roll out more appointments as vaccine supply increases in the coming weeks.”

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