Covid-19 Update: Warnings on Possible Vaccine, Stimulus Payment Scams

Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo said Wednesday that 192,853 doses have been administered in the last 24 hours, and more than 1.3 million doses have been administered over the past seven days. The week 16 allocation from the federal government is in the process of being Read More …

Cuomo Says 20 Percent Have Received at Least One Covid-19 Vaccination

More than 6 million total COVID vaccine doses have been administered across New York State, Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo said Thursday. That translates into more than 20 percent of New Yorkers have received a first dose, and 10.4 percent of New Yorkers are fully vaccinated. 144,946 Read More …

NYU Langone Adds Third Covid-19 Vaccine

The third Covid-19 vaccine has arrived at NYU Langone, the healthcare group  said Thursday. The Johnson & Johnson/Janssen vaccine, along with the Pfizer–BioNTech and Moderna vaccines, is now available to its patients. The organization notes that patients will not be able to choose the type Read More …

Covid-19 Update: Testing for MSG Fans; Reporting Fraud

 Northwell Health-GoHealth Urgent Care is working with MSG Sports to provide COVID-19 PCR testing  for fans who are returning to Madison Square Garden. All MSG ticket holders must receive a negative COVID-19 PCR test within 72 hours before the event and present the printed or Read More …

State to Reallocate Covid-19 Vaccine to Other Categories

Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo said Monday that the state would shift unused Covid-19 vaccine that had been originally designated for hospitals and nursing home staff to other categories of residents eligible for the vaccine. He said the state Department of Health  would review hospitals with Read More …

Northwell Expert Talks About Covid-19 and Organ Transplants

As more New York residents become eligible for the Covid-19 vaccine, even as it continues to be in short supply, we asked Northwell Health about organ transplant patients. Dr. Lew Teperman, director of organ transplantation at Northwell, had recorded this podcast about how recipients can Read More …

CVS Adds More Stores for Covid-19 Vaccine Administration Starting Feb.11

CVS will have 32 stores in New York State that will provide the Covid-19 vaccinations starting Feb. 11, the company announced Tuesday. It will become available for booking as early as Feb. 9  as stores receive shipments of vaccine. Particpating pharmacies are located in Batavia, Read More …

Storm Cancels Tuesday Covid-19 Vaccination Appointments

Covid-19 vaccine appointments at state-run facilities are canceled Tuesday because of the winter storm crippling travel, the governor’s office said Monday. The cancelled locations include  SUNY Stony Brook, Jones Beach, Aqueduct, the Javits Center and the Westchester County Center. All appointments will be rescheduled. Upstate Read More …

Long Island Tops Covid-19 Infection Rate

Long Island has the highest Covid-19 infection rate in New York State, the governor said Saturday, at 6.41 percent. The statewide number is 4.75 percent. In the Town of Huntington, Huntington Station continues to have the highest infection rate, with 3,343 total cases, or 100.51 Read More …

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 Read More …

Booking a Covid-19 Vaccine Appointment Is Like Hitting the Jackpot

Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo seemed unhappy last week when, by dint of my age and a change in rules, I became eligible to receive the Covid-19 vaccine. He wasn’t mad about me, personally, of course, but he did hammer the fact that the state was Read More …