On Wednesday, Cuomo said the state would receive the vaccine from Pfizer on Dec. 15 if all safety and efficacy were approved. The dose will be enough for 170,000 New Yorkers.
The NY state expects additional doses of the Pfizer vaccine and the Moderna vaccine by the end of this month.
“By the end of December, the administration indicates that two doses will be enough to vaccinate 20 million people, up from 40 million doses.” “That means 6% of Americans. It gives you an idea of where to go in January, and that %% people will be given priority, health care workers, seniors in the gathering facilities. Americans% of Americans are by the start of vaccinations. In January, you see that How far we have to go. “
The governor said he was following the CDC’s recommendations to prioritize early vaccine distribution to health care workers and nursing home residents and staff.
The influential government’s advisory committee voted 13-1 on Tuesday to give preference to those groups in the first days of any upcoming vaccination program, when doses are expected to be very limited. About 24 million Americans in both groups make up about 330 million of the U.S. population.
However, the state has 85,000 nursing home residents and 130,000 nursing home staff.
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Pfizer’s first branch will not cover them, but the state expects a second shipment of Modre’s vaccine a month later that should make a difference.
Cuomo warns that not everyone will take it.
“What’s the fallout from nursing home employees who say I’m not taking,” he said. “I don’t know. I think it could be significant. What do the residents of the nursing home say I’m not taking one? You can’t force anyone to take this vaccine. Right now I think you’ll see if I have to guess.” So a significant reduction. “
Cuomo said the state should carry out two operations in hospital management and vaccine administration.
He said it would be the largest government operation since World War II.
Although there is a vaccine, he said there will be many challenges in the distribution process, including federal funding, outreach efforts, social acceptance and a large national and statewide undertaking.
Cuomo says the state panel reviewing the vaccine was a response to concerns about politicization and atheism about the COVID-19 vaccine.
The governor said his goal is for New York to have the fastest, most effective vaccination program in the United States.
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“I believe this state has the capacity to do that,” Kumo said. “I believe that if you pay attention to our devices and their ability to function and function quickly and efficiently. I don’t think any state can beat us. I think we have proven that during the covid. I think That we prove it every day, more coward tests than anyone else. I will do what I have to do to get vaccinated. I will sit in a car and vaccinate myself across the state. We have to believe in one vaccine. I will be the first person. We have a high quality team. “
Cuomo also said that in order to return to the normal economy, 75% -85% of Americans would need to be vaccinated.
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