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ECDOH provides vaccine distribution update

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Fri, Jan 29th 2021 03:35 pm

Nursing home data show 86% of eligible residents have received at least a first dose; 8% of Erie County’s population has received a first dose

The Erie County Department of Health is providing an update on the number of COVID-19 vaccinations administered to county residents, including those at nursing home facilities, based on information provided by the New York State Department of Health.

The NYSDOH vaccine tracker data through Jan. 27 reports the Western New York region administered 86% of received vaccine doses through county, state, nursing home, pharmacy and community sites. This is the second-highest percentage among all New York regions.

As of Jan. 28, at ECDOH points-of-distribution clinics (PODs), 17,628 first doses and 715 second doses were administered. All remaining first doses will be administered at today’s clinics, with second dose clinics continuing next week. Individuals with appointments at ECDOH PODs that were canceled due to lack of supply will be rescheduled in February as supply becomes available, with the first potential PODs being rescheduled for as soon as the end of next week.

As of Jan. 27, 34 of 35 nursing homes in Erie County completed first dose clinics. One facility, Brothers of Mercy Nursing & Rehabilitation Center in Clarence, has residents that received a first vaccine dose, but the first dose clinic has not yet completed vaccinating. In total, 1,879 nursing home residents received a first dose of COVID-19 vaccine.

Also as of Jan. 27, 20 nursing facilities in Erie County completed second dose clinics. As a result, 1,344 nursing home residents received both their first and second doses; 513 residents declined receiving the vaccine. Accordingly, 86% (3,223) of 3,736 eligible nursing home residents received at least the first dose of vaccine, and 36% (1,344) of all eligible nursing homes residents received both doses of the COVID-19 vaccine.

Also from data provided to the Erie County executive’s office by New York state, as of Jan. 28, 72,633 first doses have been administered to phase 1A- and 1B-eligible Erie County residents, not including the doses administered by the long-term care nursing facility program. This total is equal to 8% of Erie County’s estimated 2019 population of 918,702, and is higher than the current state average of 6.5% of the population receiving at least the first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine. Combining phase 1A, phase 1B, and nursing home residents, at least 8.3% (75,856) of Erie County’s residents have received a first dose of COVID-19 vaccine.

Current total of vaccinated Erie County residents by first and second dose:

Groups

First Dose

Second Dose

Phase 1A and phase 1B

72,633

Not available

Nursing home residents

1,879

1,344

ECDOH intends to provide weekly updates with this information for the public.

More information:

√ Erie County Department of Health COVID-19 website (http://www.erie.gov/covid19) and information line: (716-858-2929; foreign language interpretation available)

√ New York State Department of Health vaccination hotline (833-697-4829 or 833-NYS-4VAX) and vaccine tracker (https://covid19vaccine.health.ny.gov/covid-19-vaccine-tracker)

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