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Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (AOC) is encouraging people to get the COVID-19 vaccine as soon as possible, by touring New York City in the “vacunabus”. With the shots now available for people 16 years old and older, the race to increase the rates of vaccination has begun. 

“Vacunabus is in the building!” Ocasio-Cortez wrote on Twitter. “I’m really excited about this project. Vaccine equity isn’t just about encouraging people to get vaccines, it’s about bringing vaccines to the people!” Ocasio-Cortez wrote on Twitter. 

 

The “vacunabus” aims on getting the vaccine for food service industry workers and undocumented workers; later it will focus on the homeless population to increase the vaccination rate in the state. 

“There’s 500,000 New Yorkers who work in restaurants and we want to find all of them who want to be vaccinated and make it easier for them,” Sean Feeney, co-founder of Relief Opportunities for All Restaurants, told CBS NewYork.

With the new mobile vaccine initiative, it is possible to administer additional 200 vaccinations per day. “I encourage everyone to get the COVID-19 vaccine. It is safe, effective, and free for all. You do not need to have health insurance and no one will ask about your immigration status,” Ocasio-Cortez said. 

Also, the initiative does not require any appointments, people can just walk up to the van. To find out where the “Vacunabus” will be next, visit RoarNewYork.org.

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