Some seniors in Queens, New York, received their first shots of the Moderna vaccine on Thursday as efforts to combat the pandemic gathers momentum.
The pop-up COVID-19 vaccination site was set up in an effort to reach some of the most vulnerable residents in Queens.
Organizers hope they can help at-risk populations have the opportunity to be vaccinated in their neighborhoods where they are most comfortable.
The United States is closing in on President Joe Biden's goal of injecting 100 million coronavirus vaccinations weeks ahead of his target date.
Now it is injecting an average of about 2.2 million doses each day - and the pace of vaccination is likely to dramatically rise later this month in conjunction with an expected surge in supply of the vaccines.