Governor Cuomo updates New Yorkers on state vaccination program

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo updated New Yorkers today about the state’s vaccination program. As of 11 am today, New York’s health care delivery locations have administered 91% of the first doses administered so far. The federal government’s week 10 allocation was delayed due to winter storms that affected much of the country, and week 10 deliveries continue to arrive today. The week 11 allocation will begin to arrive mid-week.

“We know that the vaccine is the weapon that will win the war against COVID, but there are three obstacles to getting all New Yorkers vaccinated – offer, accessibility and hesitation.” Governor Cuomo said. “The federal government’s supply is steadily increasing every week, but demand still exceeds supply. We already have the infrastructure to administer vaccines as soon as possible as soon as we get them and we continue to focus on vaccine equity until we work with local leaders in our most vulnerable communities to educate more New Yorkers about vaccine safety and encourage them to apply for vaccination. Starting this week, our biggest vaccination centers in Brooklyn and Queens will each start vaccinate 3,000 eligible New Yorkers daily, prioritizing individuals in communities that have been hardest hit by the pandemic, and I encourage anyone who qualifies to make an appointment. “

Approximately 10 million New Yorkers are currently eligible to receive the vaccine. New York’s vast distribution network and large population of eligible individuals still far exceed the supply from the federal government. Due to limited supply, New Yorkers are encouraged to remain patient and are advised not to attend vaccination locations without an appointment.

The ‘I am eligible’ screening tool has been updated for individuals with underlying comorbidities and conditions with new consultations released on an ongoing basis in the coming weeks. Starting next week, local health departments will also receive vaccines for these individuals. New Yorkers can use the following to show that they are eligible:

  • Doctor’s letter, or
  • Medical information showing comorbidity, or
  • Signed certification

The vaccination program numbers below are for doses distributed and delivered in New York for the state’s vaccination program and do not include those reserved for the federal government’s long-term care program. The division of the data based on the numbers reported to the state of New York as of 11:00 am today is as follows. As of week 9, the allocation totals include some excess vaccine doses that have been reallocated from the federal long-term care facility program. The allocation totals below include TK percent of the week 10 allocation.

DISSOLUTION OF STATES

First doses received – 2,477,825

First doses administered – 2,252,945

Second dose received – 1,390,250

Second dose administered – 1,183,999

Region

Total doses received

(1st and 2nd)

Total doses administered

(1st and 2nd)

% of total doses administered / received

(1st and 2nd)

Capital Region

243,080

214,603

88%

New York Central

206,965

189,440

92%

Finger Lakes

231,260

213,886

92%

Long Island

485,990

428,672

88%

Mid-Hudson

364,585

290,287

80%

Mohawk Valley

112,120

94,666

84%

New York City

1,716,625

1,526,680

89%

Northern Country

128,700

123,552

96%

South layer

123,115

116,470

95%

New York West

255,635

238,688

93%

Statewide

3,868,075

3,436,944

89%

First doses fully delivered in New York to health distribution locations

2nd dose fully delivered in New York to healthcare distribution locations

TOTAL

CUMULATIVE

Week 1

Doses arriving on 12/14 – 12/20

90,675

0

90,675

N / D

Week 2

Doses arriving on 12/21 – 12/27

392,025

0

392,025

482,700

Week 3

Doses arriving on 28/12 – 03/01

201,500

0

201,500

684,200

Week 4

Doses arriving 01/04 – 01/10

160,050

90,675

250,725

934,925

Week 5

Doses arriving on 11/01 – 17/01

209,400

45,825

255,225

1,190,150

Week 6

Doses coming

1/18 – 1/24

250,400

428,100

678,500

1,868,650

Week 7

Doses coming

1/25 – 1/31

250,400

160,450

410,850

2,279,500

Week 8

Doses coming

2/1 – 2/7

320,525

208,800

529,325

2,808,825

Week 9

Doses coming

2/8 – 2/14

317,700

244,500

562,200

3,371,025

Week 10

Doses coming

2/15 –
2/21 *

285,150

211,900

497,050

3,868,075

* These numbers represent 80 percent of the allocation for Week 10.

To date, New York’s health distribution sites have administered 91 percent of the first doses received from the federal government, but due to the federal government’s limited allocation, appointments have been filled quickly. New Yorkers looking to determine eligibility and schedule an appointment at a state-run mass vaccination site can visit the ‘Am I Eligible’ website. New Yorkers can also call their local health department, pharmacy, doctor or hospital for additional information and to schedule appointments where vaccines are available.

The COVID-19 Vaccine Tracker Dashboard is available to update New Yorkers about the distribution of the COVID-19 vaccine. The New York State Department of Health requires vaccination facilities to report all COVID-19 vaccine administration data within 24 hours; vaccine administration data on the panel is updated daily to reflect the most up-to-date metrics in the state’s vaccination effort.

New Yorkers who suspect fraud in the vaccine distribution process can now call 833-VAX-SCAM (833-829-7226) for free or email the state’s Department of Health. [email protected]. The hotline team will forward complaints to the appropriate investigative agencies to ensure that New Yorkers are not taken advantage of while the state works to vaccinate the entire eligible population.

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