Gov. Cuomo: New York's vaccine supply will be week-to-week situation

Gov. Andrew Cuomo says that New York state's vaccine allocation for the week officially ran out Friday, meaning distribution sites are now waiting for more shipments.

News 12 Staff

Jan 23, 2021, 10:28 PM

Updated 1,175 days ago

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Gov. Andrew Cuomo says that New York state's vaccine allocation for the week officially ran out Friday, meaning distribution sites are now waiting for more shipments.
The governor says those shipments will come in on a rolling basis, and from this point on, the state's vaccine supply will be a week-to-week situation.
Cuomo blamed the Trump administration, saying they increased the pool of people who are eligible for the vaccine while decreasing the state's allocation.
He's now urging providers not to make appointments unless they are sure they will have enough doses.
The governor made no indication that distribution sites would stop giving out doses.
He says even more shipments will be delivered on a rolling basis, with a total of around 250,000 doses this week.
Nassau Health Commissioner Dr. Lawrence Eisenstein says residents should not panic if they hear the state is running out of doses.
Individual distributors, including the county Health Department, would likely still have enough vaccine to last a few more days.
Around 80,000 shots per day are being administered across the state, but Cuomo says more than 100,000 could be given if the federal government supplies more doses.


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