Saturday, May 1, 2021

Governor Cuomo Updates New Yorkers on State Vaccination Program


218,676 Doses Administered in the Last 24 Hours      

More than 1.2 Million Doses Administered Over Past Seven Days     

1 in 3 New Yorkers Fully Vaccinated   

Previous Restrictions on Vaccinating Individuals Outside of Specific Prioritization Groups Are Repealed to Reflect Open Access for All New Yorkers Ages 16 and Older      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

 Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today updated New Yorkers on the state's vaccination program. 218,676 doses have been administered across the state's vast distribution network in the last 24 hours, and more than 1.2 million doses have been administered over the past seven days.  

"We're making great progress in our efforts to get every New Yorker vaccinated, but the rate of people getting vaccines is slowing," Governor Cuomo said. "The vaccine side is available - it's been tested, it's safe and it won't cost anything to get. We have a vast distribution network in place to get shots in arms and now every eligible adult can walk into a mass vaccination site without an appointment to get vaccinated. Nothing is standing in your way, so go get the vaccine. It's the best way to help one another and it is the ultimate weapon to win the war against COVID." 

All New York State mass vaccination sites are now 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 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for vaccinations given to individuals outside of the required prioritization groups earlier in the process are repealed, to reflect open access for New Yorkers age 16 and over at all sites.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 - 15,389,526
Total doses administered over past 24 hours - 218,676
Total doses administered over past 7 days - 1,283,170
Percent of New Yorkers with at least one vaccine dose - 46.0%
Percent of New Yorkers with completed vaccine series - 34.1% 

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