NYPD puts temporary stop on COVID vaccinations due to shortage

More than 12,000 cops have taken the vaccine so far, NYPD figures show

By Graham Rayman
New York Daily News

NEW YORK — The COVID vaccine shortage has led the NYPD to stop inoculating its members, department paperwork reveals.

The agency’s Medical Division notified the rank and file of the change in an inter-department “Finest Message” sent out Tuesday night.

“Effective immediately, due to a statewide shortage, the department will temporarily cease the first dose distribution of the COVID 19 vaccine,” the message said. “Another Finest message will be sent once the vaccination program resumes. This does not pertain to the second dose of the COVID 19 vaccination.”

More than 12,000 cops have taken the vaccine so far, NYPD figures show.

Police did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

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