For Immediate Release: 2/22/2021 GOVERNOR ANDREW M. CUOMO
GOVERNOR CUOMO UPDATES NEW YORKERS ON STATE VACCINATION PROGRAM
As of 11 AM today, New York’s Health Care Distribution Sites Have Administered 93% of First Doses
Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today updated New Yorkers on the state’s vaccination program. As of 11AM today, New York’s health care distribution sites have administered 93 percent of first doses so far delivered. The week 10 allocation from the federal government has been delayed due to winter storms impacting much of the country but the remaining week 10 deliveries are arriving today and over the next few days. The week 11 allocation will begin arriving mid-week.
“New York has a vast network of vaccine providers to ensure that every eligible New Yorker has access to the vaccine, including community-based mass vaccination, like the one I toured at Medgar Evers College in the heart of Brooklyn today,” Governor Cuomo said. “These targeted sites improve access and bring the vaccine right into the Black, brown and poor communities who were hit hardest by the pandemic. But increased access alone doesn’t win the war. We continue to see a lack of public trust in the vaccine among Black and Hispanic New Yorkers. I understand the mistrust, but it’s not true with this vaccine. We will continue to prioritize social equity and fairness until every New Yorker has had a chance to get the vaccine and New York is COVID-free.”
Approximately 10 million New Yorkers are currently eligible to receive the vaccine. 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 60 percent of the week 10 allocation.
First Doses Received – 2,406,535
First Doses Administered – 2,228,283
Second Doses Received – 1,337,275
Second Doses Administered – 1,155,870
Total Doses Received
(1st and 2nd)
Total Doses Administered
(1st and 2nd)
% of Total Doses Administered/Received
(1st and 2nd)
Central New York
New York City
Western New York
1st doses fully delivered to New York for Healthcare Distribution Sites
2nd doses fully delivered to New York for Healthcare Distribution Sites
Doses arriving 12/14 – 12/20
Doses arriving 12/21 – 12/27
Doses arriving 12/28 – 01/03
Doses arriving 01/04 – 01/10
Doses arriving 01/11 – 01/17
01/25 – 01/31
02/01 – 02/07
02/8 – 02/14
*These numbers represent 60 percent of the Week 10 allocation.
To date, New York’s health care distribution sites have administered 93 percent of first doses received from the federal government but due to the federal government’s limited allocation, appointments have filled up quickly. New Yorkers seeking to determine eligibility and schedule an appointment at a state-run mass vaccination site, can visit the ‘Am I Eligible’ website. New Yorkers may also call their local health department, pharmacy, doctor, or hospital for additional information and to schedule appointments where vaccines are available.
The COVID-19 Vaccine Tracker Dashboard is available to update New Yorkers on the distribution of the COVID-19 vaccine. The New York State Department of Health requires vaccinating facilities to report all COVID-19 vaccine administration data within 24 hours; the vaccine administration data on the dashboard is updated daily to reflect the most up-to-date metrics in the state’s vaccination effort.
New Yorkers who suspect fraud in the vaccine distribution process can now call 833-VAX-SCAM (833-829-7226) toll-free or email the state Department of Health at STOPVAXFRAUD@health.ny.gov. Hotline staff will route complaints to the appropriate investigative agencies to ensure New Yorkers are not being taken advantage of as the State works to vaccinate the entire eligible population.