NYS NEWS: Over Half of New Yorkers 18 and Older Have Received at Least One Dose of the COVID-19 Vaccine

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced that more than 50 percent of New Yorkers 18 years of age and older have received at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine, and more than one in three in the same age group have been fully vaccinated. More than 12.5 million doses of the vaccine have been administered in New York State. 198,257 doses have been administered across the state’s vast distribution network in the last 24 hours, and more than 1.5 million doses have been administered over the past seven days.      

“Thanks to the extraordinary efforts and commitment of our providers and volunteers, more than half of New Yorkers who are 18 and older have received at least one dose of the vaccine, and more than a third are fully vaccinated,” Governor Cuomo said. “You take the vaccine not just for yourself – you take it to keep other people safe. COVID is still with us, but if we remain “New York Tough,” we can continue to reopen our economy and gradually defeat this beast.”   

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 ‘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 – 12,638,792
Total doses administered over past 24 hours – 198,257
Total doses administered over past 7 days – 1,546,338
Percent of New Yorkers with at least one vaccine dose – 39.6%
Percent of New Yorkers with completed vaccine series – 26.4% 
Percent of New Yorkers 18+ with at least one vaccine dose – 50.7%
Percent of New Yorkers 18+ with completed vaccine series – 34.1%

 People with at least one vaccine dose People with complete vaccine series 
RegionCumulativeTotalIncrease over past 24 hoursCumulativeTotalIncrease over past 24 hours
Capital Region464,7736,457325,1944,364
Central New York395,8893,824292,0655,282
Finger Lakes485,2395,567337,4538,292
Long Island965,24011,305596,29513,160
Mid-Hudson830,37211,819522,62813,928
Mohawk Valley194,4341,945140,8252,187
New York City3,603,33252,0912,368,15235,855
North Country193,390896152,0482,049
Southern Tier257,9851,626182,6624,149
Western New York521,7475,787356,17710,542
Statewide7,912,401101,3175,273,49999,808

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