Official data shared earlier this month highlights the need to continue promoting mass vaccination and the wide disparities regarding access to healthcare services in the city.
As of March 2022, only 26% of Latinxs and Hispanics living in New York City had received a booster shot, with boroughs like The Bronx, Brooklyn and Staten Island listing the lowest rates of vaccine-booster recipients.
With the new Omicron BA.2 sub-variant making its way through the U.S, getting a booster shot is more important than ever. Especially as mask mandates have begun to expire and New Yorkers start lowering their guard.
Booster shots have been shown to be 90 percent effective at preventing hospitalization from the overwhelmingly dominant Omicron variant, which is highly contagious. The same statistic is so far believed to remain true for the BA.2 sub-variant.
The COVID-19 vaccine will remain a requirement for New York City employees, and although shops, museums, restaurants, gyms, schools and indoor spaces are no longer required by State or City mandates to demand the use of masks or ask customers for proof of vaccination, businesses are free to post their own policies.
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