Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo said Friday that the federal government will run a program to provide vaccinations to residents and staff of nursing homes in New York State.
“They contract with medical companies, drug companies to actually do the vaccinations of nursing home residents and nursing home staff. A state can opt in or opt out. We’re going to opt in to that program.
“So, the federal government will be vaccinating nursing home residents and nursing home staff. They do the staff on a rotating basis,” Cuomo said.
A large portion of the early cases of Covid-19 infection and deaths occurred in nursing homes in New York State. Among Huntington deaths, the median age as of July was 80, town records showed.