State Expanding Covid-19 Vaccination Sites, Cuomo Says

New York State has 636 sites up and and administering the Covid-19 virus, Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo said Tuesday.

He also said he wants essential worker groups, such as fire and police departments, educators and public transit organizations to begin making plans to vaccinate their workers.

Huntington school superintendent James W. Polansky said, “As schools, we never thought we would be testing on site, but we are.  With guidance from the state and county, it would only make sense for schools to assist in the vaccination roll-out with respect to providing accessible locations.”

The plan is to take some of the work off of hospitals and other vaccination locations, Cuomo said, as more people become eligible to receive the vaccine.

By the end of the week, Cuomo said, the state will have distributed  about 911,000 first doses of the vaccine.

Around the state, 3,762 providers have applied and been approved by the state to serve as vaccination sites.They are:

Site Type

Number Enrolled to Administer Vaccine

Medical Practice

1,285

Pharmacy – Chain

802

Long-Term Care /Congregate Living Facility

510

Federally Qualified Health Center

325

Hospital/Hospital Sites

250

Urgent Care

238

Community/Rural/Public Health Center & Clinic

176

Other

176

 

By location:

Region

Number of Sites Enrolled to Administer Vaccine

New York City

845

Long Island

713

Mid-Hudson

549

Capital Region

343

North Country

150

Mohawk Valley

147

Southern Tier

145

Central New York

222

Finger Lakes

297

Western New York

351

The governor also insisted that the federal government do more to test  all travelers arriving from outside the United States to stop further transmission of the Covid-19 variant that has been identified in 33 countries.

 

One Reply to “State Expanding Covid-19 Vaccination Sites, Cuomo Says”

  1. Why if there were 250 doses did only 35 people get the vaccine? I tried to register for me and my husband, both in our 80’s and were told the vaccine was all accounted for, I don’t understand it.

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