Tuesday, April 27, 2021

Governor Cuomo Announces 45% Of New Yorkers Have Received At Least One COVID-19 Vaccine Dose

152,118 Doses Administered in the Last 24 Hours      

More than 1.1 Million Doses Administered Over Past Seven Days

Previous Restrictions on Vaccinating Individuals Outside of Specific Prioritization Groups Are Repealed to Reflect Open Access for All New Yorkers Ages 16 and Older       

Vaccine Dashboard Updated Daily on the State's Vaccine Program; Go to ny.gov/vaccinetracker 

 Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced 45 percent of New Yorkers have received at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine. 152,118 doses have been administered across the state's vast distribution network in the last 24 hours, and more than 1.1 million doses have been administered over the past seven days.      

"We're getting closer and closer to reaching herd immunity and defeating COVID every single day, but we must continue to focus on fair and equitable vaccine distribution so that no New Yorker is left behind," Governor Cuomo said. "So far, 45 percent of New Yorkers have already received at least one dose of the COVID vaccine, and beginning April 29 every adult in New York State will be able to walk into a mass vaccination site without an appointment and get vaccinated. We are doing everything we can to make getting a vaccine as easy as possible, and I urge everyone to do their part and get vaccinated so we can protect all the progress we have made so far and begin our return to a new normal."     

Beginning April 29, all New York State mass vaccination sites will be open to eligible New Yorkers for walk-in vaccination on a first come first serve basis. The walk-in appointments are reserved for first doses only with second doses to be scheduled automatically after administration of the initial shot. In addition, all vaccine providers are encouraged to allow walk-in appointments for eligible New Yorkers. People who would prefer to schedule an appointment at a state-run mass vaccination site can do so on the Am I Eligible App or by calling 1-833-NYS-4-VAX. People may also contact their local health department, pharmacy, doctor or hospital to schedule appointments where vaccines are available, or visit vaccinefinder.org to find information on vaccine appointments near them. 

Additionally, the provisions that restricted access to specific providers or created penalties for vaccinations given to individuals outside of the required prioritization groups earlier in the process are repealed, to reflect open access for New Yorkers age 16 and over at all sites. 

Total doses administered - 14,702,998
Total doses administered over past 24 hours - 152,118
Total doses administered over past 7 days - 1,120,029
Percent of New Yorkers with at least one vaccine dose - 44.6%
Percent of New Yorkers with completed vaccine series - 31.9%  

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