Oneida County to suspend vaccine operations on Jan.21st

Oneida County to suspend vaccine operations on Jan.21st

ONEIDA COUNTY, N.Y.— Oneida County Executive Anthony Picente announced on Sunday that Oneida County will be suspending vaccine operation on Thursday, January 21st due to an inadequate number of vaccines. This includes sites at MVCC and Griffiss. Picente expects the county to run out of vaccines on Thursday.

The county expects to administer their last dose from their current shipment on Wednesday, the 20th.  The county currently has 575 appointments booked for Sunday, January 17th and Monday, January 18th, that are not affected.  Appointments for Tuesday and Wednesday, January 19th and 20th, will open up at in the next day or two. They are expected to go fast. Once they do, the county will be done booking Covid vaccine appointments until they receive more doses from the state. 

County Executive Picente says the county currently has the ability to administer 500 doses a day. He says next week’s allotement, scheduled to arrive on Tuesday, January 19th, consists of 500 doses. Picente says the county-run POD sites have been running smoothly, and that the problem is that the state is sending an insufficient number of doses. 

 Governor Cuomo has been calling on the Federal Government to increase its vaccine distribution to states. 

The Oneida County executive says as soon as the state sends the county more doses, the county will begin booking appointments for Thursday, January 21st and beyond. 

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