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NY expecting 346K doses of Moderna COVID-19 vaccine in coming days

New York is preparing to receive hundreds of thousands of doses of the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine, which received emergency use authorization from the FDA Friday evening.

News 12 Staff

Dec 19, 2020, 3:07 AM

Updated 1,276 days ago

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New York is preparing to receive hundreds of thousands of doses of the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine, which received emergency use authorization from the FDA Friday evening.
A total of 6 million doses of the vaccine could be shipped out as early as Sunday, with New York set to receive 346,000 doses. Those doses will go to health care workers and long-term care residents and staff.
Long Island is expected to get 69,000 doses combined of the Moderna and Pfizer vaccines.
While many are thrilled to have some good news during this pandemic that has caused over 300,000 deaths nationwide, others are still feel hesitant.
"There are too many things that are unknown about it," says Dolores Zanchelli. "They sent a fact sheet with the consent form -- it doesn't really tell you much."
Nursing homes could start vaccinating residents and staff as early as Monday. Many will be partnering with Walgreen's to administer the shot.
Erika Weber, the administrator for Emerge Nursing and Rehabilitation in Glen Cove says so far, 75% of residents have agreed to be vaccinated.
"We are very excited here ... families are just extremely thankful for this and I think they're hoping with the consent forms and with the vaccines coming out, that there's a glimmer of hope that we will be able to let people back in. And the visitation - the normal day to day activities that the residents enjoy - we will be able to get back to soon," says Weber.


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