Nearly 7,000 new allocations of the COVID-19 vaccine being distributing to locations throughout Westchester during the eighth week of the state’s vaccination program.
Each week, the federal government supplies New York with between 250,000 and 300,000 doses of the vaccine - with more on the way - which are then distributed to different regions based on population.
This week, Westchester was set to receive 6,700 more doses, distributed across the county based on need and risk. Those vaccines are then administered to those eligible, which includes residents over the age of 65, healthcare workers, essential workers, residents, and employees at nursing homes.
In week eight, according to county officials, the vaccines are being allocated in Westchester to:
- Northern Westchester Hospital: 1,375
- Westchester County Department of Health: 1,300;
- Westchester Medical Center: 1,000;
- Save Mor Drugs: 900;
- Lle-Mac Pharmacy: 200;
- Grassy Sprain Pharmacy: 200;
- White Plains Hospital: 200;
- Rite Aid on Saw Mill River Road in Ardsley: 100;
- Walgreens on Bradhurst Avenue in Hawthorne: 100;
- Walgreens on McLean Avenue in Yonkers: 100;
- Walgreens on Main Street in Peekskill: 100;
- Walgreens on Nepperhan Avenue in Yonekrs: 100;
- Walgreens on East Post Road in Yonkers: 100;
- Walgreens on North Main Street in Port Chester: 100;
- Walgreens on Croton Avenue in Ossining: 100;
- Walgreens on Wildey Street in Tarrytown: 100;
- Walgreens on Yonkers Avenue in Yonkers: 100;
- Walgreens on Ashford Avenue in Dobbs Ferry: 100;
- New Rochelle Prescription Center: 100;
- SHP Westchester LLC: 100;
- St. Joseph's Hospital: 100.
The Hudson Valley has now received 219,420 allocations of COVID-19 vaccine doses, with 159,786 doses administered. The 73 percent of vaccines used is the lowest rate in the state.
"We know the weapon to win the war is the vaccine and more and more needles are getting in arms every day, but the federal supply is still not enough," New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo said. "This has been a long road, but I commend New Yorkers for their determination through it all."
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