February 5, 2021
Albany, NY

Governor Cuomo Updates New Yorkers on State Vaccination Program

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Governor Cuomo Updates New Yorkers on State Vaccination Program
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As of 11AM today, New York's Health Care Distribution Sites Have Administered 99% of Week 1-7 Allocation and 93% of the Total First Doses Received from Federal Government; Week 8 Allocation Has Begun Arriving

New Statewide Data Reveals Lower Vaccine Acceptance Rates Among Eligible Black and Latino New Yorkers; ABNY Poll Confirms Hesitancy

Vaccine Dashboard Will Update Daily to Provide Updates on the State's Vaccine Program; Go to ny.gov/vaccinetracker

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today updated New Yorkers on the state's vaccination program. As of 11AM today, New York's health care distribution sites have received 1,661,290 first doses and already administered 93 percent or 1,539,355 first dose vaccinations and 80 percent of first and second doses. The week 8 allocation from the federal government continues being delivered to providers for administration this week. New York State health care distribution sites have administered 99% of the full week 1-7 allocation which has been fully delivered to NYS and providers are beginning to administer Week 8 allocations as they arrive.

"From the beginning of the vaccination effort, we have made it clear - our goal is to get shot in arms as quickly and equitably as possible and that's exactly what we are doing," Governor Cuomo said. "While the data shows New York is administering the vaccine at an extremely high rate, the most concerning issue at this point is that there continues to be a reluctance in much of the Black community to take the vaccine. We expected it. We talked about it early on. We are addressing it, but it still exists. Yes, there are bonafide reasons for distrust in the system, but it's not true with this vaccine. The hesitancy must be directly addressed with facts and validation. From partnering with community leaders to help dispel rumors and myths, to establishing vaccination sites directly in underserved communities, like we did with Yankee Stadium, we're doing more in New York than any state in this regard, and we are doubling down on those efforts. In order to finally win this war against COVID, everyone needs to be on board, and we will continue to do everything we can to make that happen."

Additionally, the Governor released new statewide demographic data on the vaccine acceptance rate across eligible populations. A breakdown of the data is as follows:

1A - Hospital Workers

1B - Essential Workers

1B - 65+ Population

63% of vaccine recipients were white (70% of eligible population)

74% of vaccine recipients were white (75% of eligible population)

78% of vaccine recipients were white 77% of eligible population)

10% of vaccine recipients were African American (17% of eligible population)

5% of vaccine recipients were African American (17% of eligible population)

4% of vaccine recipients were African American (13% of eligible population)

10% of vaccine recipients were Hispanic or Latino (9% of eligible population)

10% of vaccine recipients were Hispanic or Latino (14% of eligible population)

5% of vaccine recipients were Hispanic or Latino (12 % of eligible population)

16% of vaccine recipients were Asian (12% of eligible population)

7% of vaccine recipients were Asian (6% of eligible population)

8% of vaccine recipients were Asian (7% of eligible population)


A recent poll conducted by the Association for a Better New York confirms similar trends with increased hesitancy about the vaccine among Black, Hispanic and Asian New Yorkers. The poll found: 78 percent of white New Yorkers would take the vaccine as soon as it was available to them compared 39 percent of Black New Yorkers, 54 percent of Hispanic New Yorkers and 54 percent of Asian New Yorkers who said the same.

Approximately 7 million New Yorkers are currently eligible to receive the vaccine. The federal government has increased the weekly supply by more than 20 percent over the next three weeks, but 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 state's Vaccine Dashboard includes a county-by-county breakdown for vaccinations administered through the Long Term Care Facility program and vaccine administration progress for hospital workers. 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 11:00 AM today is as follows. The allocation totals below include 33 percent of the week 8 allocation which will finish being distributed to New York provider sites on Sunday.

STATEWIDE BREAKDOWN

  • First Doses Received - 1,661,290
  • First Doses Administered - 1,539,355; 93%
  • Second Doses Received - 794,650
  • Second Doses Administered - 413,512

Region

Total Doses Received

(1st and 2nd)

Total Doses Administered

(1st and 2nd)

% of Total Doses Administered/Received

(1st and 2nd)

Capital Region

151,210

121,861

81%

Central New York

120,590

107,503

89%

Finger Lakes

148,715

129,873

87%

Long Island

307,410

246,253

80%

Mid-Hudson

234,515

173,283

74%

Mohawk Valley

65,450

48,862

75%

New York City

1,120,765

847,299

76%

North Country

68,405

67,504

99%

Southern Tier

72,715

65,254

90%

Western New York

166,165

145,176

87%

Statewide

2,455,940

1,952,867

80%

 
 

1st doses fully delivered to New York for Healthcare Distribution Sites

2nd doses fully delivered to New York for Healthcare Distribution Sites

TOTAL

CUMULATIVE

Week 1

Doses arriving 12/14 - 12/20

90,675

0

90,675

N/A

Week 2
Doses arriving 12/21 - 12/27

392,025

0

392,025

482,700

Week 3

Doses arriving 12/28 - 01/03

201,500

0

201,500

684,200

Week 4

Doses arriving 01/04 - 01/10

160,050

90,675

250,725

934,925

Week 5
Doses arriving 01/11 - 01/17

209,400

45,825

255,225

1,190,150

Week 6

Doses arriving
01/18- 01/24

250,400

428,100

678,500

1,868,650

Week 7

Doses arriving

01/25 - 01/31

250,400

160,450

410,850

2,279,500

Week 8

Doses arriving

02/01 - 02/07*

106,840

69,600

176,440

2,455,940

*These numbers represent 33 percent of the Week 8 allocation. The full Week 8 allocation is expected to arrive by the end of day Sunday, February 7.

To date, New York's health care distribution sites have administered 93 percent of week first doses received from the federal government but due to the federal government's limited allocation, appointments have filled up quickly. 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 [email protected]. 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.

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