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New York to open mass vaccine distribution centers, including state fairgrounds

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New York joins other states in planning mass vaccine distribution sites.

Posted: Jan 11, 2021 1:08 PM
Updated: Jan 11, 2021 1:12 PM

The U.S. is entering the second month of the biggest vaccination effort in history with a major expansion of the campaign, opening football stadiums, major league ballparks, fairgrounds and convention centers to inoculate a larger and more diverse pool of people.

After a frustratingly slow rollout involving primarily health care workers and nursing home residents, states are moving on to the next phase before the first one is complete. Those in Phase 1B could start scheduling appointments in New York on Jan. 11.

With more than 1 million waiting to receive the vaccine in Phases 1A, and more than 3 million in Phase 1B, NYS Department of Health plans to set up 20 mass distribution sites, including:

  • Jacob K. Javits Convention Center in New York City
  • Westchester County Convention Center in Westchester County
  • State Fairgrounds in Onondaga County

They are making shots available to such groups as senior citizens, teachers, bus drivers, police officers, firefighters and people with underlying medical conditions.

New York State plans to utilize doctors' offices, federally qualified health centers, county health departments, ambulatory centers and about 1,200 pharmacies to get doses to those in Phase 1B.

Most local hospitals were already booked for the week of Jan. 11.

For more information on who is eligible and how to schedule an appointment, click here.

New York Coronavirus Cases

County data is updated nightly.

Cases: 1228867

Reported Deaths: 40806
CountyCasesDeaths
Queens1534247815
Kings1503768020
Suffolk1243842560
Nassau1113932529
Bronx1027395252
Westchester829331780
New York736343424
Erie507161350
Richmond437851367
Monroe43226742
Rockland31346806
Orange28168642
Onondaga26954520
Oneida16342335
Dutchess16115298
Albany15771251
Niagara11664235
Broome10743249
Saratoga883978
Schenectady8347118
Ulster7448186
Rensselaer6596101
Putnam629472
Chemung5479107
Chautauqua535054
Oswego476262
Ontario459279
Steuben4496130
Cayuga426769
Sullivan375148
Wayne356850
Genesee356696
Herkimer348548
St. Lawrence343756
Cattaraugus330860
Madison304775
Jefferson303121
Livingston260537
Cortland258753
Tompkins257222
Columbia234467
Allegany231375
Tioga214554
Montgomery212372
Wyoming207541
Clinton204016
Fulton199947
Warren198237
Greene196455
Orleans188268
Chenango168039
Otsego160021
Washington142421
Lewis141922
Seneca117745
Franklin10869
Delaware98316
Essex95216
Schoharie8735
Yates78316
Schuyler69910
Hamilton1451
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