COVID vaccine

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While again stating that New York's ability to distribute the COVID vaccine is restricted by the limited weekly supply provided by the federal government, Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced the state will adhere to updated federal guidelines which expand the number of people currently eligible to receive their first COVID vaccine dose.

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More New Yorkers will become eligible to receive the COVID vaccine beginning Monday, Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced Friday. Concerns remains, though, for having enough supply to meet demand, as members of the Western New York Vaccination Hub explained shortly after the governor's announcement. / Office of the Governor of New York State

Governor Andrew Cuomo held his regular COVID-19 briefing in Albany on Monday. Watch here.

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New York State made history Monday morning. The first New Yorker to receive the newly approved COVID-19 vaccine developed by Pfizer took place at 9:10 a.m. It also was the first dose to be administered nationwide.

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A report released Thursday suggests a successful COVID vaccination effort will require at least 70% participation by the public. And it states the federal government will need to make a stronger effort to build public trust and help states successfully administer vaccine distribution.