Governor Cuomo Updates New Yorkers On State Vaccination Program
February 4, 2021
New York's health care distribution sites have administered 92% of first doses received from federal government
Vaccine Dashboard now includes county-by-county breakdown for vaccinations administered through the federal long term care facility program & vaccine administration progress for hospital workers
For daily updates on the State's Vaccine Program, go to ny.gov/vaccinetracker
Governor Andrew M. Cuomo updated New Yorkers on the state's vaccination program. As of 11AM on February 4, 2021, New York's health care distribution sites have received 1,554,450 first doses and already administered 92 percent or 1,432,195 first dose vaccinations and 77 percent of first and second doses. Delivery of the Week 8 allocation from the federal government is in the process of being delivered to providers for administration.
State demographic data of hospital workers in the 1A eligibility group who were offered and accepted the vaccine provides insight into the vaccine hesitancy/acceptance rate among New Yorkers. The demographic breakdown of the eligible 1A population is 70 percent white; 17 percent African American; 8 percent Hispanic or Latino; and 11 percent Asian hospital workers. Of the total 1A eligible population, 63 percent of vaccine recipients were white, 10 percent of vaccine recipients were African American; 10 percent of vaccine recipients were Hispanic or Latino, and 16 percent of vaccine recipients were Asian.
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.
For the full press release click HERE.