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Erie County making progress with vaccinations

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Fri, Feb 5th 2021 03:00 pm

More than 9% of Erie County residents have received at least one dose of COVID-19 vaccine

3% of all Erie County residents have received both doses of the vaccine

Nursing home data show about 86% of eligible residents have received at least a first dose and 59% of eligible residents have received both doses

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

The NYSDOH vaccine tracker data through Feb. 4 reports the Western New York region administered 88% of received vaccine doses through county, state, nursing home, pharmacy and community sites.

As of Thursday, at ECDOH points of distribution clinics (PODs), 19,096 first doses and 3,875 second doses were administered.

As of Wednesday, 35 of 35 nursing homes in Erie County completed first dose clinics. In total, 1,059 nursing home residents received only the first dose of COVID-19 vaccine.

Also as of Wednesday, 25 nursing facilities in Erie County completed second dose clinics. As a result, 2,299 nursing home residents received both their first and second doses. Moreover, 530 residents declined receiving the vaccine. Accordingly, 86% (3,358) of 3,888 eligible nursing home residents received at least the first dose of vaccine, and 59% (2,299) of 3,888 eligible nursing home 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 Wednesday, 82,781 first doses have been administered to eligible phase 1A and 1B Erie County residents, not including the doses administered by the long-term-care nursing facility program.

Including the 818 first doses administered by Erie County on Thursday, 83,599 eligible phase 1A and 1B Erie County residents have received the first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine. This total is equal to 9.1% of Erie County’s estimated 2019 population of 918,702, and is higher than the current state average of 7.6% of the population receiving at least the first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine.

Additionally, through Wednesday, New York state reports 25,827 second doses have been administered to eligible phase 1A and 1B Erie County residents, not including the doses administered by the long-term-care nursing facility program.

Including the 826 second doses administered by Erie County on Thursday, 26,653 eligible phase 1A and 1B Erie County residents have received both doses of the COVID-19 vaccine. This total is equal to 2.9% of Erie County’s estimated 2019 population.

Combining phase 1A, phase 1B and nursing home residents, at least 9.2% (84,618) of Erie County’s residents have received a first dose of COVID-19 vaccine. Combining phase 1A, phase 1B and nursing home residents who have received both doses (28,952), at least 3.1% of Erie County’s residents have received both the first and second 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

83,599

26,653

Nursing Home residents

1,059

2,299

Totals

84,658

28,952

 

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

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