CDC lowers age for immediate vaccine eligibility, but supply still limited


ALBANY – Governor Cuomo has questioned the wisdom in the CDC’s lower of the age from 75 to 65 for persons to receive the coronavirus vaccine now.

The governor noted while the number of eligible people increases, the limited supply does not.

“You have a population now of about seven million. We receive 300,000 dosages per week. That has not changed. The federal government didn’t give us an additional allocation. At 300,000 per week, how do you effectively serve seven million people, all of whom are now eligible?” he asked.

Still, Cuomo noted healthcare professionals should be at the head of the line.

Calls to pharmacies, that will now be able to vaccinate, say they are awaiting guidance from Washington and have yet to receive a supply of vaccine. Repeated attempts to call the Orange County Health Department late Tuesday morning were met with busy signals.

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