NY has ‘vast distribution network’ but decreasing federal vaccine supply; Cuomo?


At his daily update Sunday on New York’s vaccination program, Gov. Andrew Cuomo made this overall assessment: “New York’s vast distribution network and large population of eligible individuals far exceed the vaccine supply coming from the federal government. While the federal government has increased eligibility for the vaccine to include 7 million New Yorkers, the federal supply of vaccines has actually decreased. Due to limited supply, New Yorkers are encouraged to remain patient and are advised not to show up at vaccination sites without an appointment.

The total week 6 federal allocation of vaccine delivery to providers was completed Sunday. Delivery of the week 7 allocation from the federal government does not begin until the middle of this week.

“We have the operational capacity to do over 100,000 doses a day — we just need the dosages,” said Cuomo. “In the meantime, the state will continue working around the clock to get shots into arms quickly, and providers must continue administering to their assigned priority populations in order to ensure equity of distribution during this time of limited supply.”

Vaccination program numbers are for doses distributed and delivered to New York for the state’s vaccination program, and do not include those reserved for the federal government’s Long Term Care Facility program.


  • First Doses Received – 1,304,050
  • First Doses Administered – 1,144,070
  • Second Doses Received – 564,600
  • Second Doses Administered – 139,929