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Vaccine appointments booked through end of week, MVHS out of doses

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New York State expanded vaccine eligibility to those 65 and older Tuesday, adding millions to the population of people looking to schedule an appointment.

Posted: Jan 12, 2021 6:15 PM
Updated: Jan 12, 2021 6:35 PM

UTICA, N.Y. – New York State expanded vaccine eligibility to those 65 and older Tuesday, adding millions to the population of people looking to schedule an appointment.

Oneida County and Mohawk Valley Health System both say due to the rise in demand, they are fully booked through at least Jan. 15. But, MVHS says all of their doses were used by Jan. 12.

NEWSChannel 2 viewers have also reached out saying they were notified that appointments Tuesday afternoon and Wednesday would be canceled.

Read the full MVHS statement below:

“MVHS, along with other area hospitals, has used its current allotment of vaccines. We know that our community members are eagerly awaiting appointments for the COVID-19 vaccination. In the Mohawk Valley region, which includes Oneida, Otsego, Herkimer, Montgomery, Fulton, and Schoharie Counties, we are waiting for the delivery of more vaccines to administer to our communities.

“It is difficult to schedule appointments without knowing when vaccines will arrive. We’re asking our community members to be patient with the new and evolving vaccination process. If you have questions or would like further information, please call the State vaccination hotline at 1-833-697-4829. We remain committed to keeping our community informed through regular updates.”

Oneida County set up a vaccination site at Mohawk Valley Community College in Utica, while MVHS has two locations, one at St. Elizabeth’s and one at St. Luke’s.

It is unclear when MVHS will receive more doses and resume vaccination appointments.

Oneida County Executive Anthony Picente is asking people to be patient.

“With today’s announcement that eligibility has been expanded to those 65 and older, the demand for the vaccine is higher than ever and we have a limited supply available from New York State,” said Picente. “We will continue to deliver every dose in our possession to our residents as quickly and efficiently as possible as we await further shipments. I urge patience as we move through this process together.”

The links to schedule an appointment online can be found here, but you may not be able to reserve a spot until next week unless there is a cancellation.

New York Coronavirus Cases

County data is updated nightly.

Cases: 1212922

Reported Deaths: 40637
CountyCasesDeaths
Queens1515817782
Kings1485017994
Suffolk1225972545
Nassau1099842518
Bronx1015535243
Westchester819821774
New York727353419
Erie502271339
Richmond433221363
Monroe42774737
Rockland31061806
Orange27862642
Onondaga26544517
Oneida16110331
Dutchess15873290
Albany15520248
Niagara11534233
Broome10620248
Saratoga865376
Schenectady8183116
Ulster7337183
Rensselaer6454101
Putnam620370
Chemung5422107
Chautauqua522151
Oswego466462
Ontario452877
Steuben4444130
Cayuga419768
Sullivan371348
Wayne352750
Genesee350691
Herkimer342346
St. Lawrence332055
Cattaraugus325360
Madison298575
Jefferson294220
Cortland256352
Livingston256136
Tompkins252822
Columbia229966
Allegany228675
Tioga212454
Montgomery206971
Wyoming198741
Clinton197713
Fulton193247
Greene192951
Warren192836
Orleans185167
Chenango165438
Otsego155921
Lewis138822
Washington138121
Seneca114445
Franklin10409
Delaware96516
Essex92916
Schoharie8515
Yates75816
Schuyler68410
Hamilton1431
Unassigned37108
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