As of this week, the UFT vaccination program has matched 23,000 UFT members who want the vaccine with health care providers. Based on the number of doses the providers have had available, roughly 8,000 have already been vaccinated. We do not receive names, only total tallies, of those who received an appointment through the UFT program.
We have encouraged our members to also apply for vaccines through other city and state sources. We have no way of knowing how many have been successful in getting vaccinated through these sources.
UFT President Michael Mulgrew issued the following statement:
The UFT represents more than 120,000 teachers, guidance counselors, paraprofessionals and other school-based members. Even putting the most positive spin on the city's numbers, there are tens of thousands of staff who have not yet had access to the vaccine.