Williamsburg has the lowest portion of people inoculated against COVID-19 in the city, with a dismal rate of 32.7 percent, followed by Ocean Hill and Far Rockaway, Queens, at 33.4 percent each, according to a chart Cuomo presented during a news conference in Syracuse.
Canarsie has a 34.3 percent vaccination rate, Crown Heights is at 35.3 and Brownsville and Borough Park are both at 35.8 percent.
Cuomo shamed the communities while announcing that the statewide vaccination rate stood at 69.9 percent, a hair shy of the 70 percent he’s said will lead to the lifting of “virtually all” safety restrictions.
New York has 1,755 zip codes and 10 percent have vaccination rates below 38.8 percent, Cuomo said.
“These are the places where we have to target to get that vaccination rate up, and we are going to post this so — while the local governments know this — these are the target areas you want to increase the vaccination rate,” he said.
“You know, you have 20, 25 percent of the people in this state who just will not take a vaccine, who don’t believe in it, who are afraid of it, who don’t want to take a needle,” he said