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Nursing home data show 86% of eligible residents have received at least a first dose; 8% of Erie County’s population has received a first dose

ERIE COUNTY, NY – The Erie County Department of Health (ECDOH) is providing an update on the number of COVID-19 vaccinations administered to Erie County residents, including residents at nursing home facilities in Erie County, based on information provided by the New York State Department of Health (NYSDOH).

The NYSDOH Vaccine Tracker data through January 27 reports that the Western New York region administered 86% of received vaccine doses through county, state, nursing home, pharmacy, and community sites. This is the second highest percentage among all NYS regions.

As of January 28, at ECDOH Points of Distribution Clinics (PODs) 17,628 first doses and 715 second doses were administered. All remaining first doses will be administered at today’s clinics, with second dose clinics continuing next week. Individuals with appointments at ECDOH PODs that were cancelled due to lack of supply will be rescheduled in February as supply becomes available, with the first potential PODs being rescheduled for as soon as the end of next week. 

As of January 27, 34 of 35 nursing homes in Erie County completed first dose clinics. One facility, Brothers of Mercy Nursing & Rehabilitation Center in Clarence, has residents that received a first vaccine dose but the first dose clinic has not yet completed vaccinating. In total, 1,879 nursing home residents received a first dose of COVID-19 vaccine.

Also as of January 27, 20 nursing facilities in Erie County completed second dose clinics. As a result, 1,344 nursing home residents received both their first and second doses. 513 residents declined receiving the vaccine. Accordingly, 86% (3,223) of 3,736 eligible nursing home residents received at least the first dose of vaccine and 36% (1,344) of all eligible nursing homes residents received both doses of the COVID-19 vaccine.

Also from data provided to the Erie County Executive’s Office by NYS, as of January 28, 72,633 first doses have been administered to Phase 1A and 1B eligible Erie County residents, not including the doses administered by the long-term care nursing facility program. This total is equal to 8.0% of Erie County’s estimated 2019 population of 918,702, and is higher than the current NYS average of 6.5% of the population receiving at least the first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine. Combining Phase 1A, Phase 1B, and nursing home residents, at least 8.3% (75,856) of Erie County’s residents have received a first dose of COVID-19 vaccine. 

Current total of vaccinated Erie County residents by first and second dose:


First Dose

Second Dose

Phase 1A and Phase 1B


Not available

-          Nursing Home residents



ECDOH intends to provide weekly updates with this information for the public.