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WNY hospital workers vaccinated for COVID-19 at lowest rate in NYS

Hospital workers in WNY vaccinated for COVID-19 at the lowest rate in New York
Posted at 5:18 AM, Feb 04, 2021
and last updated 2021-02-04 05:18:32-05

BUFFALO, N.Y. (WKBW) — Hospital workers across Western New York have the lowest COVID-19 vaccination rate in New York State.

According to the state's COVID-19 vaccine tracker, just 65% of hospital staff in Western New York have gotten at least one dose of the vaccine.

Statewide, 76% of hospital workers have received at least one dose.

Chautuaqua County leads Western New York's hospital worker vaccination effort, getting the shot to 75% of employees. 36 counties across the state have a vaccination rate of at least 72%.

Chautauqua County hospital workers vaccinated at the highest rate in Western New York
Chautauqua County hospital workers vaccinated at the highest rate in Western New York

Last month, Governor Cuomo threatened to cut off hospitals that did not use their allocated supply of the COVID-19 vaccine.

At that point the statewide vaccination rate for hospitals was 46%.