You can see how many coronavirus vaccines Central NY receives when you first ship


Albany, New York – When New York receives its first shipment of coronavirus vaccine, probably within days, New York headquarters will receive approximately 6,400 doses of the total.

You will receive 170,000 doses in New York State. The state divides its initial shipment based on the number of hospital workers and residents in nursing homes in each region.

New York City gets the most doses with 72,000. New York City has 14,500, finger lakes 11,150, the Mohawk Valley 4,200, and the metropolitan region 7,850.

At a press conference from Governor Andrew Cuomo on 9 December 2020, the slide will present the breakdown of the initial supply of coronavirus vaccine by region.

A slide from Prime Minister Andrew Cuomo’s press conference shows the breakdown of New York’s initial supply of coronavirus vaccine by region.Office of Governor Andrew Cuomo

The first servings could arrive in New York this weekend, Governor Andrew Cuomo said at a news conference in Albany today. Further delivery of the vaccine is expected in the coming weeks.

Residents of nursing homes, staff and high-risk hospital workers are the first in line of admissions.

The Federal Food and Drug Administration is expected to approve Pfizer and BioNTech’s first coronavirus vaccine for emergency use on Thursday. New York’s own vaccination board will meet to review and approve the vaccination once that happens, Cuomo said.

Part of New York’s initial vaccine delivery will go into a federal program to vaccinate residents and staff in nursing homes. Employees of pharmacy chains such as CVS and Walgreens visit the facilities and provide vaccinations on site.

New York attended a nursing home last week. The federal government says these vaccinations will begin by Dec. 21, Cuomo said.

The rest of the state’s first shipment will go to high-risk hospital workers, Cuomo said. This includes staff in emergency departments, intensive care units and pulmonologists.

By the end of the second week after vaccination delivery begins, all high-risk medical personnel will receive the first dose, Cuomo said.

After high-risk health workers, priority will be given to health workers and inmates other than nursing homes, as well as staff working in long-term residential facilities.

Basic workers and the general public will follow, starting with those most at risk from the virus. It will probably be in late January or early February, when the general public will have access to the recordings, Cuomo said.

Cuomo said again today that a major information campaign will be needed to ensure that the vaccine is safe and effective. Once again, he called for special efforts to reach minority communities with the shots.

In addition, the New York National Guard has been selected for the Department of Defense’s pilot program to vaccinate members who have worked on the state’s Covid-19 efforts, Cuomo said.

He also said the Center for Disease Prevention and Control has agreed not to collect data from people who are vaccinated that can be used to document their nationality. Cuomo has previously expressed concern that federal authorities could use the vaccination program to gather information that could be used during deportations.

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