Wednesday, February 17, 2021

Governor Cuomo Updates New Yorkers on State Vaccination Program - FEBRUARY 17, 2021


As of 11 AM today, New York's Health Care Distribution Sites Have Administered 94% of Doses Received Week 1-9

Week 10 Doses Beginning to Arrive in NYS

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 Governor Cuomo updates New Yorkers on the state's vaccination program. As of 11AM today, New York's health care distribution sites have administered 94 percent of first doses received for week 1-9 first doses. The week 10 allocation from the federal government is beginning to arrive in New York State, and New York's health care distribution sites have administered 91 percent of doses so far delivered.

"We remain laser-focused on keeping the infection and hospitalization rates down while we vaccinate every eligible New Yorkers quickly and fairly until New York is the first COVID-free state," Governor Cuomo said. "The only issue standing in our way is that our operational capacity for administering the vaccine continues to outpace the current federal supply. I'm confident that with real leadership now in Washington, our weekly allocations will continue to increase, but we must remain patient. As soon as we have more doses, they will be immediately sent to our distribution networks to get those shots in the arms of eligible New Yorkers as quickly as possible."

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
  • Signed certification

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. Beginning week 9, allocation totals are inclusive of some excess vaccine doses that have been reallocated from the federal Long Term Care Facility program. The allocation totals below include 20 percent of the week 10 allocation which will finish being distributed to New York provider sites on Sunday.


First Doses Received - 2,263,960

First Doses Administered - 2,068,561; 91%

Second Doses Received - 1,231,325

Second Doses Administered - 942,833

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