Extra vaccine rumor sparks rush in New York City
A false rumor that extra vaccine doses were available had people lining the sidewalks and cars filling the roadways near a New York City coronavirus vaccine site. (Jan. 14)
Messages spread online claimed several hundred doses had to be given out at the Brooklyn Army Terminal by Thursday evening and that any adult was welcome whether they had an appointment or not.
The resulting chaos brought out police and city workers to tell people that it wasnâ€™t true and vaccinations are appointment-only.
There is high demand for the vaccine, which in New York state is currently available only to people 65 and over, health care workers and those in certain key professions such as police officers and teachers.
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