Cuomo Says State on Path to Run Out of Covid-19 Vaccine

The state could run out of its supply of Covid-19 vaccines by Friday, Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo said Thursday.

Cuomo has been demanding more vaccines from the federal government, noting that the state has administered 93 percent of first doses and 91 percent of first and second doses.

The state has sufficient supplies of second doses for those who have already received their first, he said. In the last 24 hours, 96,000 vaccines have been administered.

“We are racing to administer the vaccine as quickly as possible while doing everything we can to reduce the infection rate. We’ve made progress on both fronts since the post-holiday surge but there’s a long way to go before we reach the light at the end of the tunnel,”  Cuomo said. “We have the operational capacity to do even more – but we need more doses from the federal government because the real problem continues to be that the demand outpaces supply. We also need providers to continue prioritizing the groups they are responsible for serving in order for the system to remain fair.”

While the federal government expanded eligibility for the vaccine to include 7 million New Yorkers, the supply of vaccines has dropped.

A breakdown of the data is as follows (based on numbers reported to New York State as of 11 a.m.Thursday):

STATEWIDE BREAKDOWN

  • Percent of First and Second Doses Administered – 91%
  • First Doses Received – 1,053,650
  • First Doses Administered – 975,958; 93%
  • Second Doses Received – 136,500
  • Second Doses Administered – 108,573

Region

Total Doses Received

Total Doses Administered

% of Doses Administered/Received

Capital Region

78,550

64,305

82%

Central New York

59,725

58,546

98%

Finger Lakes

77,150

72,249

94%

Long Island

144,750

140,502

97%

Mid-Hudson

111,925

94,191

84%

Mohawk Valley

29,850

22,867

77%

New York City

546,775

491,085

90%

North Country

25,925

25,783

99%

Southern Tier

29,400

32,180

100%

Western New York

86,100

82,823

96%

Statewide

1,190,150

1,084,531

91%

 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 can also call their local health department, pharmacy, doctor or hospital for additional information and to schedule appointments where vaccines are available.

 

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