NYS Department of Health drafts vaccination distribution plan

New York State has developed a draft plan to effectively distribute vaccines statewide when they are safe and ready to administer.

Posted: Oct 19, 2020 3:54 PM
Updated: Oct 19, 2020 4:39 PM

ALBANY, N.Y. – New York State has developed a draft plan to effectively distribute vaccines statewide when they are safe and ready to administer.

Gov. Andrew Cuomo says the health department created a flexible plan, as the state is still awaiting guidance and direction from the federal government.

"Are we going to get 1 million doses at a time? Are we going to get 5 million doses at a time? Do they all come in one week? Do they come in several weeks? Do we have to find the refrigeration equipment? Do you provide the refrigeration equipment?” said Cuomo. “You know, you need the answers to all these questions before you can come up with a real plan."

The drafted plan has listed priorities as follows:

The following additional prioritization phases are also part of the proposal, based on vaccine availability and vaccination rates: 

The following information is also included in the plan: 

  • Guiding principles to be adhered to throughout the vaccine process
  • Key assumptions, unknowns, and variables that may impact vaccine planning
  • Measures to ensure vaccine safety and effectiveness, both pre and post administration
  • Expertise to guide vaccine distribution and implementation
  • A vaccine prioritization matrix based on clinical guidance
  • A process for efficient vaccine distribution and delivery
  • Measures to train, register, deploy and support providers to administer the vaccine
  • A data and IT infrastructure to coordinate and monitor all aspects of the vaccine program
  • A public education and community outreach campaign to build trust and inform the public
  • A Vaccine Central Command Center to manage the entire vaccine program
  • A budget and procurement process to obtain necessary supplies and equipment

Cuomo says a plan cannot be finalized until the federal government outlines requirements for vaccine distribution.

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