Storms delay vaccine doses allocated for Week 10

New York News

(WSYR-TV) — According to Gov. Andrew Cuomo, all COVID-19 vaccine doses allocated for Week 10 are delayed due to the winter storms. These vaccine doses were scheduled to be delivered between Feb. 12 and Feb. 21.

Cuomo said that the doses that should have been shipped on Monday were held back. Also, only a limited number of Pfizer vaccines were shipped on Tuesday and Wednesday.

Cuomo released the following statement on Thursday:

“The federal government has informed New York that nearly all COVID-19 vaccine doses allocated for Week 10 — which were scheduled to be delivered between Feb. 12 and Feb. 21 — are delayed due to the winter storms continuing to impact much of the country. Every dose that should have shipped on Monday was held back, and only a limited number of Pfizer vaccines left shipping facilities on Tuesday and Wednesday.

This delay will undoubtedly pose a logistical challenge for New York — but as we have shown over the last 350-plus days, we are New York Tough, and we are up to the challenge. The Department of Health is working closely with all providers, including local health departments, hospitals, pharmacies, and FQHCs to minimize the impact on their operations and reduce the number of appointments that must be rescheduled. The vaccine is the weapon that will win the war against COVID, and we will continue to work with our federal partners to expedite the delayed shipments and will keep New Yorkers updated over the coming days.”

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