Capital Region To Get 7,850 COVID Vaccinations In 1st Phase
Governor Cuomo has laid out the initial vaccination plan for New York and how many doses each region of the state will receive.
We are finally hopefully seeing the light at the end of the pandemic tunnel as plans to roll-out the Pfizer coronavirus vaccine have been laid out by the state. According to Governor Cuomo's office, the initial allotment of vaccines the state receives will be administered to "..high-risk healthcare workers, nursing home residents, and staff...followed by other long-term and congregate care staff and residents and EMS and other health care workers." The report says the vaccines should be delivered sometime next week with roll-out expected to begin December 21st.
So how will this first round of vaccinations affect the Capital Region? Of the first 170,000 doses New York will be receiving, the state says 7,850 will be designated for the Capital Region. So while we are seeing the light at the end of the tunnel, it could take a little while for more doses to get to us in the general, low-risk population. The Governor's office says after the priority list above vaccinations will then go to "Essential workers and the general population...and those with the highest risk will be prioritized.
This track we are looking at could be a little good news too for those who may be nervous about taking this new vaccination. While it has been tested and the effectiveness rate looks great, once it has a proven track record, more and more folks will jump in line to get vaccinated. And hopefully, that will lead to a little more normalcy in our lives in the very near future.
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