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Mohawk Valley distributes 86% of vaccine doses as state awaits more from feds

The Mohawk Valley has administered 86% of its coronavirus vaccines since starting the process last month, according to New York State.

Posted: Jan 15, 2021 5:49 PM
Updated: Jan 15, 2021 8:39 PM

ALBANY, N.Y. – The Mohawk Valley has administered 86% of its coronavirus vaccines since starting the process last month, according to New York State.

All regions outside of New York City have distributed over 85% of the allotted vaccinations, and are now waiting for word from the state on new shipments.

According to state statistics, the Mohawk Valley receive 24,300 doses of the first shot, and have administered 20,887 to date.

But many local hospitals are already out of shots, and don’t know when they’ll be getting more.

Gov. Cuomo says the federal government is not providing doses fast enough.

“You have a rush of 7 million people, ‘I want the vaccine, I want it now, I was told I’m eligible’ -- that entire flood has to go through a syringe. All this volume and it has to go through the point of needle literally and figuratively. That's the situation the federal government created,” said Cuomo.

A shot shortage isn’t the only issue with the vaccination process – people are still struggling to make appointments on the phone or online.

On Thursday, some people even had appointments canceled after they made them using a leaked link. Several people found a link to schedule appointments at the AUDelicious site in Utica, only to have it voided hours later.

Cuomo’s secretary, Melissa DeRosa, says they canceled the appointments because they wanted to give everyone a fair chance of scheduling a spot, not just those who were lucky enough to come across the leaked link on social media.

“We understand the frustration if someone got the link not knowing that there was devious intent in how it got out, however, as the governor said there are 7 million people vying for 250,000 shots and the system to sign up has to be fair,” she said. “We felt it was important that we reset those appointments and when they went online this morning to the public, everyone had the same fair shot at getting those appointments.”

Viewers told NEWSChannel 2 they were able to make appointments for AUDelicious at later dates, but it is not yet clear if the state is still planning to open it as a mass distribution site. It was not included in the list of vaccination sites on the state website as of Friday, Jan. 15.

However, SUNY Polytechnic Institute in Marcy is listed as a site, and shows ‘appointments available.’ It is not clear when that site will open.

New York Coronavirus Cases

County data is updated nightly.

Cases: 2715335

Reported Deaths: 57428
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