Governor Cuomo Provides February 25th Update to New Yorkers on State Vaccination Program

More Than 2.5 Million – or 12.8% of – New Yorkers Have Received First Dose

More Than 7% of New Yorkers Fully Vaccinated 

As of 11 AM today, New York’s Providers 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#_blank; Dashboard Now Includes Demographic Data  

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today updated New Yorkers on the state’s vaccination program. As of 11 AM today, more than 2.5 million, or 12.8 percent of, New Yorkers have received a first dose of the vaccine, and more than 7 percent of New Yorkers have received both doses. New York’s providers have administered 91 percent of first doses so far delivered. The week 10 allocation from the federal government that was delayed due to winter storms impacting much of the country has finished arriving. The week 11 allocation from the federal government is in the process of being delivered to providers for administration.

“The vaccine is the weapon that will win the war, we know that it works, and it will be what gets us to the light at the end of the tunnel,” Governor Cuomo said. “We’re doing everything we can to further build our vaccination network and ensure the vaccine is being administered equitably, but one of our biggest obstacles to getting every single New Yorker vaccinated remains a lack of supply. The Biden Administration has been increasing our doses each week and in turn we’ve been able to expand eligibility to even more New Yorkers. Now that the FDA has found the Johnson & Johnson vaccine safe and effective against COVID, larger shipments and a greater supply are on the horizon, putting us one step closer to becoming the first COVID-free state in the nation.”

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 11 AM 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 100 percent of the week 10 allocation.

Statewide Breakdown

First Doses Received – 2,812,900

First Doses Administered – 2,562,274

Total Doses Received – 4,530,640

Total Doses Administered – 3,985,558

Region
Total Doses Received
(1st and 2nd)
Total Doses Administered
(1st and 2nd)
% of Total Doses Administered/Received
(1st and 2nd)
Capital Region
282,745
251,937
89%
Central New York
240,825
217,555
90%
Finger Lakes
279,950
255,541
91%
Long Island
588,110
501,346
85%
Mid-Hudson
446,000
365,390
82%
Mohawk Valley
136,895
112,136
82%
New York City
1,951,490
1,719,855
88%
North Country
145,230
137,330
95%
Southern Tier
148,665
138,517
93%
Western New York
310,730
285,951
92%
Statewide
4,530,640
3,985,558
88%
  
1st doses fully delivered to New York Providers
2nd doses fully delivered to New York Providers
TOTAL
CUMULATIVE
Week 1
Doses arriving 12/14 – 12/20
163,650
0
163,650
N/A
Week 2
Doses arriving 12/21 – 12/27
452,125 
0
452,125
615,775
Week 3
Doses arriving 12/28 – 01/03
227,395 
0
227,395
843,170
Week 4
Doses arriving 01/04 – 01/10
239,025
165,150
404,175
1,247,345
Week 5
Doses arriving 01/11 – 01/17
221,315
119,925
341,240
1,588,585
Week 6
Doses arriving
01/18- 01/24
250,400
462,395
712,795
2,301,380
Week 7
Doses arriving
01/25 – 01/31
260,150
239,525
499,675
2,801,055
Week 8
Doses arriving
02/01 – 02/07
321,850
220,720
542,570
3,343,625
Week 9
Doses arriving
02/8 – 02/14
320,000
244,500 
564,500
3,908,125
Week 10
Doses arriving
2/15 –
2/21
356,990
265,525
622,515
4,530,640

To date, New York’s providers 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.