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Ahead of the full rollout of the city’s vaccine mandate later this month, Mayor Bill de Blasio has further loosened the rules of his Key to NYC program, which requires New Yorkers to provide proof of vaccination to eat at restaurants and participate in other indoor activities. On Tuesday, de Blasio said that city residents do not need to wait 14 days after receiving their first vaccine to head indoors, despite conflicting recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
“Let’s say someone goes to a restaurant and they didn’t know about the rule,” De Blasio said. “They really want to go to the restaurant and they’re ready to get vaccinated... You can literally go to that vaccination site, get your first shot, get your card, come back, go to that restaurant, go to that movie theater, go to that concert.”
De Blasio applauded “how flexible the rule is” during the conference, but the CDC advises that it typically takes two weeks from the point of vaccination for an individual to develop protection against coronavirus. The mayor has previously said that only the first dose of a vaccine will be required to dine in restaurants under the Key to NYC program, which experts say may be less effective at protecting against coronavirus variants.
This echoes the rule in the UK where only the "vaccinated" are allowed into restaurants, clubs etc.....
originally posted by: Neobucket
The vaccine offers FULL IMUNItY??
originally posted by: themessengernevermatters
a reply to: Banquo
It may take two weeks after the second dose for one to gain the full effect of immunity granted by the vaccine, but it only takes one shot, to bow your knee to cesear.
originally posted by: CriticalStinker
Kind of unrelated, but I hope you didn't get wrecked by Ida being in Jersey.
I know NYC and Jersey got some record flooding. I'm sure indoor dining is probably low on their priority list after last night.