Governor Cuomo updates New Yorkers on the state's vaccination program. As of 11AM today, New York's health care distribution sites have received 2,192,675 first doses and already administered 92 percent or 2,024,225 first dose vaccinations and 87 percent of first and second doses. The week 10 allocation from the federal government allocation from the federal government begins mid-week.
"We know the vaccine is the weapon that wins the COVID war and we are doing everything we can to get shots in arms as quickly as possible while continuing to prioritize access and equity for underserved communities," Governor Cuomo said. "More than one million New Yorkers have now been fully inoculated against the COVID virus and that's great news, but we won't stop until every New Yorker has had the opportunity to take the vaccine. The numbers prove our vaccination efforts are working and we're now beginning to ease restrictions across the state - our only limitation continues to be the federal supply. I'm confident that we will continue to see an increase in the weekly supply with new leadership in Washington, but until then New Yorkers must do their part and remain vigilant and we will do our part to fight for more supply."
Approximately 10 million New Yorkers are currently eligible to receive the vaccine. The federal government has increased the weekly supply by more than 20 percent over the next three weeks, but New York's vast distribution network and large population of eligible individuals still far exceed the supply coming from the federal government. Due to limited supply, New Yorkers are encouraged to remain patient and are advised not to show up at vaccination sites without an appointment.
The 'Am I Eligible' screening tool has been updated for individuals with comorbidities and underlying conditions with new appointments released on a rolling basis over the next weeks. Starting next week, local health departments will also receive vaccine allocations for these individuals. New Yorkers can use the following to show they are eligible:
Doctor's letter, or
Medical information evidencing comorbidity, or
Vaccination program numbers below are for doses distributed and delivered to New York for the state's vaccination program, and do not include those reserved for the federal government's Long Term Care Facility program. A breakdown of the data based on numbers reported to New York State as of 11AM today is as follows. The total week 9 allocation is also inclusive of some excess vaccine doses that have been reallocated from the federal Long Term Care Facility program.