In the crosshairs again.
Governor Andrew Cuomo has announced plans to rejuvenate lagging vaccination numbers by targeting zip codes with low vaccination rates, which includes the areas of Monsey and Spring Valley.
The announcement by Cuomo on Monday included other Orthodox Jewish areas, including the areas of Monroe in Orange County and Crown Heights in Brooklyn.
The initiative would include putting people on the streets to provide vaccinations through pop up sites as well as a targeted advertising campaign.
At present, the 10952 ZIP code of Monsey, is at just a 17.6% vaccination percentage, the lowest in the state. Spring Valley also tops the list in 10977 with just 28.6% vaccinated.
According to Governor Andrew Cuomo, all COVID restrictions on capacity, social distancing and contact tracing will be removed once 70% of adult New Yorkers have received at least one dose of the vaccine. The number at present is 68%.
Over 20 Million vaccine doses have been given statewide to New Yorkers to date, with nearly nine and a half million having been fully vaccinated, a state total of 48.4%.
In the country in total, 302 million people have been vaccinated, 139 million fully. This is a total of 42.3%.