Friday, March 19, 2021

Governor Cuomo Updates New Yorkers on State Vaccination Program


146,518 Doses Administered Across New York State in the Last 24 Hours       

More than 1 Million Doses Administered Over Past Seven Days       

Vaccine Dashboard Will Update Daily to Provide Updates on the State's Vaccine Program; Go to  

 Governor Andrew M. Cuomo updated New Yorkers on the state's vaccination program. 146,518 doses have been administered across New York's vast distribution network in the last 24 hours, and more than 1 million doses have been administered over the past seven days. 

"The COVID-19 vaccine is being distributed across New York, and it's going to be distributed in large quantities over the next few weeks, a logistical operation like you've never seen to get millions of doses in people's arms," Governor Cuomo said. "The good news is the vaccine works--we've done 7 million doses so far, and New Yorkers should take any vaccine they can get because they all work. We're going to have more Johnson & Johnson vaccines coming because they're going to have the highest production and they're the easiest to administer. It's night and day between doing one dose and two doses, and needing to schedule second appointments. I took J&J, it works and it's simpler. That's on the way up."

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. 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 1PM today is as follows.     


Total doses administered - 7,150,352

Total doses administered over past 24 hours - 146,518 

Total doses administered over past 7 days - 1,047,299

Percent of New Yorkers with at least one vaccine dose - 24.00%

Percent of New Yorkers with completed vaccine series - 12.40%

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