ALBANY – New York State has administered over two-million COVID-19 Vaccine doses so far.
That’s according to data released by the New York State Governor’s Office on Sunday.
Approximately 7 million New Yorkers are currently eligible to receive the vaccine, with the federal government increasing the weekly supply by more than 20 percent over the next three weeks.
However, 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.
Here locally, Chautauqua County has distributed over 8,600 doses of the vaccine, with more than 1,600 residents getting the second dose.
Starting next week, the state will be reallocating COVID-19 vaccine dosages set aside for hospital workers to patients with underlying conditions and comorbidities.
This after hospital staff statewide have reached a 75 percent vaccination rate.