Wafaa El-Sadr, MD, MPH, MPA highlights obstacles that prevent New Yorkers from accessing COVID-19 vaccines.

Now that the city has vaccinated the “eager group” with the time and enthusiasm to get their shots quickly, it’s essential to focus on making the process more convenient, said Dr. Wafaa El-Sadr, professor of epidemiology and medicine at Columbia University and director of ICAP. She recommended deploying trusted messengers to distribute information about the vaccines and the shots themselves.

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