New York unveils draft vaccine distribution plan

Gov. Andrew Cuomo said the state’s COVID-19 vaccine plan prioritizes high-risk populations and essential health care workers.
3:24 | 10/18/20

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The vaccine administration program we have a draft of a plan. That. We are circulating today and we've sent to the federal government that starts the administration planning process for a vaccine. As you know. We believe is going to be questions about the safety of the vaccine so we put together a special New York task force team of experts. I'm going to ask them to review any vaccine. Before I recommend it to the people of the state. I think that will give people and it surety. In the vaccine. Bought. We are coming up with a plan. On many presumption. We don't really know how many doses we're gonna get we don't know what vaccine we're going to get we don't know when we're going to get it so. This is all preliminary. But where you would prioritize. The vaccinations. Prior reorganization. Would be based on risk. And essential workers would have a priority and people at risk would be prioritized. And meet Serpa matrix. On that regards by that regard and that B several phases to the administration. Of the actual doses we're working with our health care partners or across the state. This is going to be a massive undertaking. Hospitals. Urgent care facilities primary care facilities pharmacies local department of health's. Mobile units Max mass vaccination sites. The state will have a statewide. Vaccination plan. We will do it in concert with the federal government. Federal government is. In charge of producing the actual vaccines. And distributing the vaccines. Of the State's position is. We have to wait for the federal government to providers the vaccines. What is the schedule how many at center. On the state side within the state we will have won statewide vaccination plan and the local governments will participate the room to state right so it's federal to the state. We have to work that out. Local governments will participate. Through the state we have 62 counties where we come up with 62 county plans we have 15100. When he seven cities. In New York State where corner 15127. Different. City plans to be won statewide plan and the key is going to be working that out with the federal government. But. Big but BUT. States cannot do this. On their own. Okay. Period. This is a massive. Undertaking this is a larger. Operation or undertaking. I would argue that anything we have done during Colquitt to date. This is a more complicated. Undertaking and task. And we need the federal government to be a competent partner with. This state and with every state.

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