MAYVILLE – The number of those vaccinated against COVID-19 in Chautauqua County is now over 28,000.
That’s according to new number announced by New York State leaders on Monday.
The figure makes up 22 percent of the county’s population.
Nearby Cattaraugus County reports over 14,000 of its residents have had at least one of the vaccines, making up 19 percent of people living there.
Touring a downstate mass vaccination site on Monday, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo says efforts to vaccinate New Yorkers are paying off with record low COVID-19 activity statewide.
He says even though the vaccination process has gone well so far, there’s a long way to go.
The governor announced he would be getting his shot soon.
“I’m going to take mine and I’m going to take mine at a pop-up center in a Black community because I want to make the point that it’s safe,” Cuomo said. “I’m going to take Johnson & Johnson because I want to make that point that the Johnson & Johnson is safe, and I will be taking that in the coming days.”
The governor says it’s important to make the vaccine increasingly available in communities that have been hardest hit.