UTICA, N.Y. – Mohawk Valley Health System gave the last of its 332 Pfizer vaccines to staff members on Friday, after receiving the doses on Wednesday.
There were 45 doses administered the first day, 141 on the second day, and the remainder were given on Friday.
MVHS is one of 10 ‘hub’ hospital systems in the state, storing the vaccine in special freezers that were delivered last week.
Starting Saturday, MVHS will begin administering the vaccine to employees at eight other hospitals in the region, including Rome Memorial Hospital land Bassett Healthcare. The workers will travel to the St. Luke’s campus to be vaccinated.
When the Moderna vaccine is approved, which MVHS says could happen very soon, those doses do not need to be stored in the freezers and will be distributed to the other hospitals directly.