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Erie County DOH provides update on week's COVID-19 vaccine allocation

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Mon, Feb 15th 2021 10:55 am

The Erie County Department of Health (ECDOH) on Sunday provided this update for its COVID-19 vaccine allocation from New York state for this upcoming week.

ECDOH was notified it will receive 1,700 doses, which will be used for ECDOH points of distribution for appointments rescheduled from January. As of yesterday, ECDOH is contacting individuals whose appointments were canceled on Jan. 23 for new first-dose appointments this Tuesday and Wednesday. Remaining appointments from Jan. 25-27, 29 (partial)-30 will be rescheduled as ECDOH receives more vaccine doses.

Also, ECDOH will receive 300 doses to vaccinate residents and staff at New York State Office for People With Developmental Disabilities/ Developmental Disabilities Service Organization facilities congregate living sites.

Further, ECDOH will receive 1,600 doses as a supplemental allocation for individuals with certain underlying health conditions, or comorbidities. As previously stated, ECDOH will distribute these doses to Erie County hospitals and health care systems. Physicians and hospitals will reach out specifically to these patients to screen and schedule an appointment. Patients and community members who have comorbidities should not call local hospitals asking to be scheduled.

Through Feb. 13, ECDOH had administered 20,586 first doses and 14,935 second doses through its PODs.

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