New York Governor: 5.5 Million Vaccines Administered

New York Governor: 5.5 Million Vaccines Administered

Governor Cuomo Announces More Than 5.5 Million Doses of COVID-19 Vaccine Have Been Administered to Date

New York (STL.News) Governor Andrew M. Cuomo announced that more than 5.5 million doses of the COVID-19 vaccine have been administered to date. 1,056,422 doses of the vaccine were administered this week.  The Governor also announced that 175,321 doses were administered in the last 24 hours.  More than 18 percent of New Yorkers have received at least one vaccine dose and more than 9 percent are fully vaccinated.  As of 11AM today, New York providers have administered 86 percent of first doses so far delivered.  The Week 12 allocation from the federal government will finish being delivered to providers for administration today.

“Millions of New Yorkers have now received at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine and with the numbers remaining steady we are able to loosen the reopening valve more,” Governor Cuomo said.  “We’re expanding our efforts to ensure equity in the vaccine distribution process by reaching underserved communities and working with local leaders, and the federal government is steadily increasing supply.  We have a robust distribution network that exceeds available supply and we’ll continue to open new vaccination sites in partnership with federal and local governments, healthcare providers and community organizations. 

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