Modified: February 14, 2021 6:46pm
ERIE COUNTY DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH PROVIDES UPDATE ON THIS WEEK’S COVID-19 VACCINE ALLOCATION FROM NEW YORK STATE
ERIE COUNTY, NY – The Erie County Department of Health (ECDOH) is providing this update for its COVID-19 vaccine allocation from New York State for this upcoming week.
ECDOH has been notified that this week we will receive 1,700 doses that will be used for ECDOH PODs (points of distribution) for appointments rescheduled from January. As of today, ECDOH is contacting individuals whose appointments were cancelled on January 23 for new first dose appointments this Tuesday and Wednesday. Remaining appointments from January 25, 26, 27, 29 [partial] and 30 will be rescheduled as ECDOH receives more vaccine doses.
Also, ECDOH will receive 300 doses to vaccinate residents and staff at OPWDD/DDSO congregate living sites.
Further, ECDOH will receive 1,600 doses as a supplemental allocation for individuals with certain underlying health conditions, or comorbidities. As stated in yesterday’s announcement, ECDOH will distribute these doses to Erie County hospitals and health care systems. Physicians and hospitals will reach out specifically to these patients to screen and schedule an appointment. Patients and community members who have comorbidities should not call local hospitals asking to be scheduled.
Through February 13, ECDOH has administered 20,586 first doses and 14,935 second doses through its PODs.