Wednesday, April 28, 2021

Governor Cuomo Updates New Yorkers on State Vaccination Program

217,141 Doses Administered in the Last 24 Hours  

More than 1.1 Million Doses Administered Over Past Seven Days

More than 3.5 Million Doses Administered at New York State-Run and FEMA-Assisted Mass Vaccination Sites  

Previous Restrictions on Vaccinating Individuals Outside of Specific Prioritization Groups Are Repealed to Reflect Open Access for All New Yorkers Ages 16 and Older  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. 217,141 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. More than 3.5 million doses have been administered at New York State-run and FEMA-assisted mass vaccination sites.        

"New York is making tremendous progress on vaccinating our state and with the addition of walk-in appointments at all state mass vaccination sites, it's now easier than ever to get your shot," Governor Cuomo said. "The vaccine is the weapon that will win this war, but it only works if everyone is on board. We'll continue to improve vaccine access, while also working directly with community leaders to dispel rumors and myths, but we just need New Yorkers to keep doing their part and actually get their shot."     

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 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for vaccinations given to individuals outside of the required prioritization groups earlier in the process are repealed, to reflect open access for New Yorkers age 16 and over at all sites.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 - 14,920,139
Total doses administered over past 24 hours - 217,141
Total doses administered over past 7 days - 1,167,424
Percent of New Yorkers with at least one vaccine dose - 45.1%
Percent of New Yorkers with completed vaccine series - 32.6%   

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