“I’d love to be able to [test] our whole school, but you’re talking, you know, 5000 tests a week. We do not have that capacity.”
“I’d love to be able to [test] our whole school, but you’re talking, you know, 5000 tests a week. We do not have that capacity.”
“If you’re watching the national news, the scariest announcements coming out every morning are the number of children contracting Covid.”
Data suggests during that time, only a six percent chance existed that a person who was vaccinated fell ill with COVID-19 in Pennsylvania.
“We believe this step will result in a flurry of attempts to circumvent the well-reasoned vaccination requirement.”
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“When mom gets the vaccine, she develops antibodies that do cross the placenta and provide a degree of protection to the newborn.”
“We literally created a vaccine within a year, and that’s like unheard of. The fact that it’s new, played a role in me not wanting to get the vaccine.”
The new requirement applies to all health care workers in New York, regardless of employer.
Nine states, including New York, have implemented new mandates aimed at curbing the spread of the more contagious variant indoors.
To better understand the concerns of Black, Hispanic and rural residents, the group conducted a series of interviews and focus groups.
Nearly 64% of Pennsylvania adults are fully vaccinated, a small increase compared to July
“We’re talking about one to two new cases, daily, sometimes zero cases daily, to about 30 new cases per day.”
Only some of the region’s private colleges have implemented vaccine requirements for both employees and students.
Cuomo said his administration is doing a “full review” of its mask policies, now that the CDC has altered its recommendations.
Children younger than 12 will be allowed to enter Canada with their parents or guardians if they follow public health guidelines.
SUNY is pushing vaccine awareness campaigns and encouraging students and faculty to use vaccine clinics on campus.
An amendment to the Senate bill designed to prevent “vaccine passports” would prohibit the secretary from ordering mask wearing and other public health measures.
Rates in some low-income urban and rural areas are as low as 38.8%. The governor says local governments need to focus on those areas and give it “one more push.”
“We hit 70%, we will be back to life as normal, or as normalized as you can be post-COVID.”
“There’s still a segment of the population who are apprehensive, who are on the fence, and that’s why this event is going to be critical.”
Younger people were cleared for the COVID-19 vaccine later than older people, and they are getting vaccinated at much lower rates.
Members of the state’s ethics commission pressed Tuesday for a subpoena to look into a controversy over Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s hiring of a former aide as a “volunteer” COVID-19 vaccine czar.
“Our goal should be focused on getting the vaccine to those who want it, but not punish those who have made a personal choice.”
Several other schools across New York are also requiring immunizations.
“I think there is an obvious desire to get back to normal, and get their youth and lives back that they so dearly miss.”
The governor says it’s still OK to continue to wear a mask, if you feel more comfortable doing so.
The law would require doctors to let parents set their children’s immunization schedules.
The Governor also announced that beaches and pools will operate with 6′ social distancing, with the goal to reopen them to 100% capacity by July 4.
“Even if a younger person tends to be less affected by COVID, they can transmit COVID just as easily as anyone. So, we have to change the mindset.”
“You go to a SUNY school, State University of New York, City University of New York, you must have a vaccine to come back in September. If you must have a vaccine, get it now, if you have to get it anyway.”
“You get the ten people, we’ll come with the vaccines.”
“You don’t have to call; you don’t have to make an appointment.”
Organizations meet new needs of people they have already built trust with.
“We have three proven vaccines at our disposal. I urge every New Yorker to take whichever one is available to them first.
“We need to identify, what’s the right message to reach those folks?”
All states were to have opened vaccine appointments to all adults this week, if they hadn’t already.
In recent days, the state’s COVID-19 indicators have shifted downward, with a decline in the statewide positivity rate compared to numbers seen in March.
The Finger Lakes VA system administered nearly 1,000 J&J vaccines. That included pop-up clinics in Rochester for veterans at risk of homelessness.
Some farm workers are hesitant to get the vaccine because they are wary of interacting with the government.
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“We do have enough Pfizer and we do have enough Moderna to keep our schedule.”
“Let’s stamp this beast to death while we can.”
In the Finger Lakes region, 97% of vaccine doses received have been administered, according to the state.
The 1B group, estimated at just under one million people, includes postal workers, manufacturing laborers, and others considered essential workers who risk contracting the virus at their job.
“We want to get past this and the only way to get past this is to get folks, you know, vaccinated.”
Cuomo’s office is encouraging faith-based institutions to partner with medical providers to launch local vaccination clinics.
Pharmacies were previously only able to vaccinate New Yorkers over the age of 60 and teachers.
The mass vaccination sites are an addition to those already in operation across New York, including in Johnson City.
Hundreds of migrant workers have already started coming to the region for seasonal farm jobs. As they work in fields, barns and greenhouses, there is a chance of spreading the coronavirus.
Across Quebec, 648,663 people had been vaccinated against COVID-19 as of Friday. In Quebec, residents aged 75 or greater have been able to make a vaccination appointment since last week.
Larry Schwartz, a longtime aide to New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo, called local officials in New York to gauge their loyalty to the governor. Some local officials viewed it as a threat to cut off vaccine.
New York has, so far, administered 6.2 million COVID-19 vaccine doses, with about 10% of the state now fully vaccinated.
“The supply is increasing, and if the supply is increasing we can increase our distribution levels.”
“A month ago we were struggling to get people into appointments, but that’s not the case anymore.”
Gov. Cuomo announced 10 new sites across the state on Monday.
State officials say there’s a need to ensure equitable COVID-19 vaccine distribution.
Under this latest plan, educators and staff will not be moved into Phase 1a, which would make them eligible for the Pfizer and Moderna vaccines.
Over three million people have received the first dose of a COVID-19 vaccine in New York, according to the state, which is now administering more than 100,000 shots per day.
“It will help protect our most vulnerable clients who rely on the staff and volunteers to provide them with nutritious food and critical services.”
“We had time to prepare for this and that’s why everybody’s frustrated. It didn’t have to be this chaotic and it didn’t have to be this unorganized.”
“We said at the beginning that we will put these shots into arms as quickly as we get the doses, and that’s exactly what we’re doing.”
“By and large, the veterans are coming through and saying this is much easier, a much simpler process and very well organized.”
Health systems believed they were following state orders when they used vaccines that were supposed to be set aside for people awaiting their second doses.
“This is a very big and aggressive effort to address vaccine hesitancy in the Black community.”
“What if they have some type of reaction while they’re in Binghamton or driving home, or if it’s a resident in our community who has no access to transportation?”
True allergic reactions to vaccinations are extremely rare, but two New York women did experience this after receiving their first dose of a COVID-19 vaccine. Allergists were able to safely administer their second vaccine doses by following a special procedure.
“If you look at the data, the whole issue of vaccine, equity… the vaccine isn’t at this point, really, getting to the most vulnerable in an equitable fashion.”
“Everyone should take it when it’s their turn, because that’s how we get everyone back to work and see our families and friends safely together.”
Cuomo, who was on a call with the Biden administration Tuesday morning, said the federal government is planning to boost the state’s vaccine supply by 5% over the next three weeks.
They include cancer, heart conditions, COPD, chronic kidney disease, Type 1 and 2 diabetes, moderate to severe asthma, and people with intellectual and development disabilities, organ transplant recipients, and people who are morbidly obese.
Only county health departments will administer vaccines for those with underlying conditions, they won’t be available at several large state run sites.
“We have to recognize the very long history of injustice and misuse that really sets the context for why community members feel the way that they do.”
Governor Cuomo received word from the Biden administration that New York would receive an additional 5% of vaccine doses over the next three weeks.
New Yorkers who have appointments at centers that closed because of the storm will receive new appointments by email or text.
“There’s a lot of ways that scammers can use this information.”
“The declination rate among blacks in hospital settings where they are hospital workers, is much, much higher than it is among whites or Latinos or Asians.”
The state will be launching a new advertising campaign targeted at communities of color with the intention of boosting vaccine recipients among those populations.
“Now, the states will know what they’re getting every week for the next three weeks, and we’re getting 16-17% more.”
Polls have shown that vaccine skepticism is relatively high in Black communities.
“We’re trying to do everything we can to make sure everyone has an opportunity to get a vaccination that is eligible, whether they have transportation or not.”
“New York, and America have more to do in terms of educating the people about the vaccine and doing a campaign to encourage New Yorkers and Americans to get the vaccine.”
“It’s like fighting a battle and knowing that your weapon can help destroy the enemy, but you’re short on the weapons.”
“The federal administration essentially opened up a floodgate while cutting our supply — leading to confusion, frustration, and dashed hopes.”
The Governor’s disclaimer recommends people eligible for the vaccine directly contact their local pharmacies, doctors’ offices and hospitals.
A Kaiser Family Foundation report released last week found rural residents are among the most hesitant about vaccines.
“The dose of reality is, ‘great, now we have 7 million people eligible.’ And we still have a drip, drip, from the faucet of federal dosage availability at 300,000.”
First responders, people 75 and older, educators, and grocery store workers can now begin to schedule their vaccine appointments. But the wait to get the shot could take a while.
“We’re all ready to go, but we can only give out the vaccine that we actually have in our hands.”
Gov. Andrew Cuomo, bowing to pressure from local governments, is agreeing to expand the state’s vaccination sites for front-line health care workers.
They said Cuomo and the state health department are not providing data that they need and are leaving them out of key meetings.
“Our hospitals and health care systems continue to be significantly challenged.”
New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo said testing for COVID-19 was more readily available in richer, whiter communities in the state. He added: “This can’t happen again, and it can’t happen with this vaccine.”
Cuomo says the underperforming hospitals will face sanctions, including a fine of up to $100,000 if they don’t use up all of the vaccine they have in store by the end of the week.
“I don’t think an anti-vaxxer would have a good claim if they were fired for refusing to take a vaccine.”
“I know how horrific it was. It was a modern day battlefield. What you do, showing up every day, you really are heroes.”
Garnar said that 30 percent of the ICU beds in the county were available and open as of Wednesday.
Cuomo says undocumented immigrants who receive a vaccine will not have to release any personal data that might trigger deportation.
U.S. employers will be able to require their employees to get a COVID-19 vaccine unless the employee has reasonable medical or religious objections.
Front line health care workers and nursing home residents will be among the first to receive it.
“When you’re looking at vaccine trials, you’re looking for them to be better than 50 percent effective, so when we’re talking about in the nineties, that’s a highly effective vaccine,” Eder said.
“Let’s look at the law. There can be no more fundamental right in this moment than access to the vaccine.”
“Why would you possibly need someone’s social security number, ID number, or passport number before they receive a vaccine? There is no legitimate health reason.”
Cuomo said the plan was “deeply flawed,” and would create a bottleneck in the demand for the vaccine.
Both President Donald Trump and Democrat Joe Biden have pointed to a COVID-19 vaccine as key to ending the pandemic.
Also unanswered, said Cuomo, is how the vaccine will be funded, and whether states will be reimbursed for costs.
“This is a larger operational undertaking, I would argue, than anything we have done during COVID to date. And we need the federal government to be a competent partner with this state and every state.”
The governors want to know about funding to help pay for mass vaccinations, and how a vaccine supply chain would function.
The study is scheduled to last two years, but a vaccine might be ready for the public sooner.
Rochester General Hospital is testing a possible vaccine against the novel coronavirus, but, it could still be months before there are any definitive results.