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NY to receive 5 percent more vaccine doses

Feb 09, 2021 3:00 pm

Nick Reisman is reporting for State of Politics the state of New York will receive an additional 5 percent in vaccine doses from the federal government, Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo said February 9. However, that increase is not yet enough to fully meet the demand for shots statewide. An additional direct allocation of the vaccine will also be made available to community health centers, Cuomo said. The state will also be able to re-allocate unused vaccine doses from a nursing home vaccination program. The state is currently receiving about 300,000 doses of the vaccine each week. There now are 2.5 million doses administered in New York, with at least 10 percent of the population receiving either one or both shots. Cuomo, in a conference call with reporters held after a meeting with Biden administration pandemic advisers, said the demand for the vaccine is still higher than the actual supply. Beginning Mon., Feb. 15, people with comorbidities like cancer, HIV/AIDS, and other pre-existing illnesses will be eligible for the vaccinations. Read the full story at nystateofpolitics [dot] com.