NYS NEWS: Over 8 Million COVID-19 Vaccine Doses Given

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced more than 8 million total COVID vaccine doses have been administered across New York. 154,705 doses have been administered across the state’s distribution network in the last 24 hours, and more than 1 million doses have been administered over the past seven days. Delivery of the week 15 allocation begins mid-week.   

“Our vast distribution network remains strong and steady in getting shots into people’s arms all across the state, but we need to be mindful that we are still in a footrace with the infection rate and the progress we’ve made is only as good as our continued vigilance,” Governor Cuomo said. The Governor’s Office also asked for patience from the public, as the federal supply is coming in slowly.

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 – 8,029,749

Total doses administered over past 24 hours – 154,705

Total doses administered over past 7 days – 1,042,213

Percent of New Yorkers with at least one vaccine dose – 26.9%

Percent of New Yorkers with completed vaccine series – 14.1%