BUFFALO, N.Y. (WKBW) — The Erie County Department of Health announced on Sunday that it will receive 3,600 COVID-19 vaccinations from New York State this week (2/14).
The vaccinations will be distributed into three groups.
- 1,700 doses will be used for Erie County’s PODs (point of distribution). These doses will be provided to people who had an appointment canceled by the county on January 23rd.
- 300 doses will be used for residents living in sites with the New York State Office for People with Developmental Disabilities and the Developmental Disabilities Service Organization.
- 1,600 will be used for people with underlying health conditions or comorbidities. The county says hospitals will reach out to individuals to schedule appointments.
Update from @ECDOH on this week's COVID-19 vaccine allocation: 1,700 doses will be used to reschedule appointments cancelled in January, 300 for those with developmental disabilities in congregate settings, and 1,600 to hospitals for their most at-risk patients w/comorbidities. pic.twitter.com/PBvqoYgBHs— Mark Poloncarz (@markpoloncarz) February 14, 2021
The Erie County Department of Health has vaccinated 20,586 people with the first dose and 14,935 with the second.
Over 900,000 people live in Erie County.