MAYVILLE – Just over seven percent of people living Chautauqua County have received the first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine.
That’s according to updated data released by the county Health Department on Tuesday.
So far, over 9,800 eligible residents have taken the first dose, making up 7.5 percent of the populous. More than 3,400 people have received their second shot, just over 2.5 percent of residents.
Statewide, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo says around 10 percent of the total population have received one dose, making up around 2.5 million people.
The Governor, following a call with federal health leaders yesterday, explained the State is increasing the number of vaccine shipments to counties by 20 percent an effort to speed up availability.
Yet, he still needs more shipment from Washington.
“Big question on the call with the White House coordinator, is supply, supply, supply,” said Cuomo. “When will the supply increase? The supply will really only increase when and if Johnson & Johnson is approved. The Pfizer, Moderna vaccines are ramping up but the ramp-up is relatively slow.”
However, county officials say they have not seen the ‘boost’ in shipments as promised.
Many people remain frustrated over the state’s vaccine rollout, with residents having a hard time scheduling appointments.