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Governor Cuomo Announces Over 11.5 Million COVID-19 Vaccine Doses Have Been Administered in New York State

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New York's vast distribution network and large population of eligible individuals still far exceed the supply coming from the federal government.

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Governor Andrew M. Cuomo has announced that more than 11.5 million doses of the COVID-19 vaccine have been administered in New York State. 282,305 doses have been administered across the state's vast distribution network in the last 24 hours, and more than 1.4 million doses have been administered over the past seven days.  
 
"We are now close to having one out of every four New Yorkers fully vaccinated, but we cannot afford to slow down and get comfortable," Governor Cuomo said. "The way to celebrate our progress is to double down on our safety guidelines and continue getting shots into people's arms, so we can build on this progress. The virus is still out there, and we remain laser-focused on expanding our capacity across the state and making sure the vaccine distribution is fair and equitable. If we stay disciplined, we will win this war."
 
New York's vast distribution network and large population of eligible individuals still far exceed the supply coming from the federal government. Due to limited supply, New Yorkers are encouraged to remain patient and are advised not to show up at vaccination sites without an appointment.                                         
 
The 'Am I Eligible' screening tool has been updated for individuals with comorbidities and underlying conditions with new appointments released on a rolling basis over the next weeks. New Yorkers can use the following to show they are eligible:
 
  • Doctor's letter, or
  • Medical information evidencing comorbidity, or
  • Signed certification            
 
Vaccination program numbers below are for doses distributed and delivered to New York for the state's vaccination program, and do not include those reserved for the federal government's Long Term Care Facility program. A breakdown of the data based on numbers reported to New York State as of 11 AM today is as follows.
 
STATEWIDE BREAKDOWN
 
  • Total doses administered - 11,669,171
  • Total doses administered over past 24 hours - 282,305
  • Total doses administered over past 7 days - 1,494,398
  • Percent of New Yorkers with at least one vaccine dose - 36.9%
  • Percent of New Yorkers with completed vaccine series - 23.9% 
 
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 may also call their local health department, pharmacy, doctor, or hospital for additional information and to schedule appointments where vaccines are available.
 
The COVID-19 Vaccine Tracker Dashboard is available to update New Yorkers on the distribution of the COVID-19 vaccine. The New York State Department of Health requires vaccinating facilities to report all COVID-19 vaccine administration data within 24 hours; the vaccine administration data on the dashboard is updated daily to reflect the most up-to-date metrics in the state's vaccination effort.     
 
New Yorkers who suspect fraud in the vaccine distribution process can now call 833-VAX-SCAM (833-829-7226) toll-free or email the state Department of Health at STOPVAXFRAUD@health.ny.gov. Hotline staff will route complaints to the appropriate investigative agencies to ensure New Yorkers are not being taken advantage of as the State works to vaccinate the entire eligible population.