By Craig McCarthy
January 20, 2021 | 11:02am | Updated January 20, 2021 | 11:03am
Just over a week after the NYPD started a widespread vaccine rollout of its ranks, the department has hit the brakes due to a statewide shortage, The Post has learned.
“Effective immediately, due to a statewide shortage, the department will temporarily cease the first dose of distribution of the covid 19 vaccine,” read a message sent out to uniformed officers Wednesday morning.
The pause will not affect the administration of a second dose for officers who received the first jab, the message said.
Police sources said many cops had lined up last week for the first shot, not wanting to miss out, and anticipating supply to run out.
More than 10,000 officers got the first dose last week, according to the NYPD. It was unclear what the total was as of Wednesday.
Mayor Bill de Blasio said Tuesday he expected the city to run out of the vaccine by Friday.
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