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New York to Get Shipment of 170,000 Doses of COVID-19 Vaccine by Dec. 15: Cuomo

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Dec. 2, 2020 By Allie Griffin

New York will receive its first shipment of the COVID-19 vaccination by mid-December, Governor Andrew Cuomo announced Wednesday.

New York State is expected to receive 170,000 doses of the vaccine — developed by Pfizer — from the federal government by Dec. 15, Cuomo said.

“We expect, if all safety and efficacy approvals are granted, those doses will arrive on December 15,” he said at an Albany press conference.

The first batch of vaccinations — once federally approved — will be given to nursing home residents and staff.

The vaccine is 95 percent effective, Pfizer reported.

Each person who receives the coronavirus vaccination will need two shots. Three weeks after the first Pfizer shipment, New York will receive another 170,000 doses that will be given to the same people as their second shot, Cuomo said.

A shipment of the competing Moderna vaccination — which is reportedly 94.5 percent effective — is expected later this month. The number of doses included in that shipment to New York is still unknown.

Nursing home residents and staff — a combined 210,000 people across New York — will also be prioritized for the Moderna vaccine.

Cuomo said the first shipments of the Pfizer and Moderna vaccines will be enough to vaccinate nearly all of the state’s nursing home population, including staff — given that some people will refuse to get the shot.

The state is following CDC guidelines on how to prioritize the coronavirus vaccine distribution, he added.

Elderly people, like those in nursing homes, are at a higher risk of complications and death from COVID-19.

In fact, those 65 and older were urged to stay home except for medical and essential reasons in an advisory the NYC Health Commissioner Dave Chokshi issued on Tuesday. The advisory also applies to those with underlying health conditions.

The next batch of coronavirus vaccinations will go to healthcare workers, specifically those who work in the emergency room and intensive care units, Cuomo said.

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Mat PacNamara

Thank you President Biden!! As soon as he won the election, he got a vaccine out. Truly amazing. trump snowflakes better get on board.

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anon

Enjoy getting chipped commie! You are about to be assimulated- ObamaBorg style! You will now be a walking GPS for the New Normal!😕 Oh and the manufacture of the vaccine adminstrating shots admitted to the vaccine containing RDIF chips, His 15 minutes of Fame of being interviewed by “CNN” went to his head and spilled this “consperasy” theory turned fact MONTHS ago on youtube! He thought he was being interviewed by the celebrated CNN you lefties love. 😌Except he inaveratly spilled the beans to CNN aka Christian News Network!😂
So enjoy saying Goodbye to your freedom! Privacy is a thing of the Past! Now Cuomo & the Deblasio and anyother Dems can track you to see if you are following Thier rules!🌈

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Mat PacNamara

Can’t wait! Personally, i will try and get multiple vaccines just like multiple ballots. You’ll be joining the rest of us soon enough. ONE OF US, ONE OF US, ONE OF US!!!
P.S. Walking GPS/tracking already exist via smartphones.

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