Governor Cuomo Provides February 23rd Update to New Yorkers on State Vaccination Program


As of 11 AM Tuesday, New York’s Health Care Distribution Sites Have Administered 91% of First Doses 

Vaccine Dashboard Will Update Daily to Provide Updates on the State’s Vaccine Program; Go to https://covid19vaccine.health.ny.gov/covid-19-vaccine-tracker; Dashboard Now Includes Demographic Data 

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo on Tuesday afternoon updated New Yorkers on the state’s vaccination program. As of 11AM Feb. 23rd, New York’s health care distribution sites have administered 91 percent of first doses so far delivered. The week 10 allocation from the federal government was delayed due to winter storms impacting much of the country, and week 10 deliveries continue to arrive today. The week 11 allocation will begin arriving mid-week.

Gov. Cuomo

“We know the vaccine is the weapon that will win the war against COVID, but there are three obstacles to getting every New Yorker vaccinated – supply, accessibility and hesitancy,” Governor Cuomo said. “Supply from the federal government is increasing steadily every week, but the demand still far outweighs the supply. We already have the infrastructure in place to administer shots as quickly as possible once we get them, and we are continuing to focus on vaccine equity by working with local leaders in our most vulnerable communities to educate more New Yorkers about the safety of the vaccine and encourage them to sign up for an appointment to get vaccinated. Starting this week our largest-yet vaccination sites in Brooklyn and Queens will each begin vaccinating 3,000 eligible New Yorkers daily, prioritizing individuals in communities that were hit hardest by the pandemic, and I encourage everyone who is eligible to make an appointment.”

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 TK percent of the week 10 allocation.

Statewide Breakdown

First Doses Received – 2,477,825
First Doses Administered – 2,252,945
Second Doses Received – 1,390,250
Second Doses Administered – 1,183,999

Region
Total Doses Received
(1st and 2nd)
Total Doses Administered
(1st and 2nd)
% of Total Doses Administered/Received
(1st and 2nd)
Capital Region
243,080
214,603
88%
Central New York
206,965
189,440
92%
Finger Lakes
231,260
213,886
92%
Long Island
485,990
428,672
88%
Mid-Hudson
364,585
290,287
80%
Mohawk Valley
112,120
94,666
84%
New York City
1,716,625
1,526,680
89%
North Country
128,700
123,552
96%
Southern Tier
123,115
116,470
95%
Western New York
255,635
238,688
93%
Statewide
3,868,075
3,436,944
89%
1st doses fully delivered to New York for Healthcare Distribution Sites
2nd doses fully delivered to New York for Healthcare Distribution Sites
TOTAL
CUMULATIVE
Week 1
Doses arriving 12/14 – 12/20
90,675
0
90,675
N/A
Week 2
Doses arriving 12/21 – 12/27
392,025
0
392,025
482,700
Week 3
Doses arriving 12/28 – 01/03
201,500
0
201,500
684,200
Week 4
Doses arriving 01/04 – 01/10
160,050
90,675
250,725
934,925
Week 5
Doses arriving 01/11 – 01/17
209,400
45,825
255,225
1,190,150
Week 6
Doses arriving
01/18- 01/24
250,400
428,100
678,500
1,868,650
Week 7
Doses arriving
01/25 – 01/31
250,400
160,450
410,850
2,279,500
Week 8
Doses arriving
02/01 – 02/07
320,525
208,800
529,325
2,808,825
Week 9
Doses arriving
02/8 – 02/14
317,700
244,500
562,200
3,371,025
Week 10
Doses arriving
2/15 – 
2/21*
285,150
211,900
497,050
3,868,075

*These numbers represent 80 percent of the Week 10 allocation.

To date, New York’s health care distribution sites have administered 91 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.