The CDC introduced new suggestions for distributing the coronavirus vaccine, Tuesday, calling for states to start out vaccinating people who’re 65 years and older, as an alternative of 75 years and older.
New York State began its Section 1B of the vaccination course of on Monday. Governor Andrew Cuomo expressed considerations in regards to the change, saying it brings the variety of people who qualify to about 7 million, when the state solely will get 300 thousand doses per week.
“At 300,000 per week. How do you successfully serve 7 million folks, all of whom are eligible?” he mentioned, throughout a teleconference Tuesday.
In the meantime, hundreds have been making an attempt to talk with somebody on the state’s vaccination hotline, however with restricted success.
The state division of well being is asking folks to be affected person as they deal with the excessive name quantity.
In the meantime, the Erie County Well being Division says their cellphone strains have been slowed down folks seeking to get vaccines. The county well being division says they’re not the primary cease for vaccine appointments.
Individuals are inspired to name the state’s vaccine hotline and use the state’s on-line device to seek out the pharmacies which might be taking appointments.
Many native pharmacies say they’re simply ready for the vaccine to reach.
“We did receive our field of provides from the state, we’re anticipating it day day now,” mentioned Jeff Rutowski Kenmore Prescription Middle Inc.