De Blasio To Jews: Get Vaccinated Before Rosh Hashana

By Times of Israel
Posted on 07/29/21 | News Source: Times of Israel

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio has a message for Jewish New Yorkers: If you want to be fully vaccinated by Rosh Hashanah, you need to get your first Pfizer shot by Monday.

“If you get the first one by Monday and then you follow up on time, you will be fully vaccinated by the start of the holiday,” de Blasio said on Thursday. “So yet another incentive.” Rosh Hashanah begins on the evening of Sept. 6.

De Blasio’s comments came as the city began rolling out carrots and sticks to encourage vaccines in response to a surge in COVID-19 cases in the city driven by the Delta variant.

New York City will offer $100 to anyone who gets their first dose at a city-run vaccination site, and all city workers will have to be vaccinated or go through strict weekly testing protocols.