MORE THAN 12 PERCENT OF ERIE COUNTY RESIDENTS HAVE RECEIVED AT LEAST ONE DOSE OF COVID-19 VACCINE

Modified: February 19, 2021 4:18pm

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MORE THAN 12 PERCENT OF ERIE COUNTY RESIDENTS HAVE RECEIVED AT LEAST ONE DOSE OF COVID-19 VACCINE 

Nearly 7 percent of all Erie County residents have received both doses of the vaccine

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 based on information provided by the New York State Department of Health (NYSDOH). 12.9% of Erie County residents have received at least one dose of COVID-19 vaccine, while nearly 7 percent have received the two-dose series. 

The NYSDOH Vaccine Tracker data through February 18 reports that the Western New York region administered 92% of received vaccine doses through county, state, nursing home, hospital, pharmacy, and community sites. Through February 18, ECDOH administered 22,435 first doses and 16,055 second doses at county-run PODs (points of distribution).

As of February 17, 28 of 35 nursing home facilities in Erie County completed second dose clinics. As a result, 329 nursing home residents received a first dose and 2,882 received both their first and second doses. 542 residents declined receiving the vaccine. Accordingly, 86% (3,211) of 3,753 eligible nursing home residents[i] received at least the first dose of vaccine and 77% (2,882) of 3,753 eligible nursing home residents received both doses of the COVID-19 vaccine.

As of February 17, 526 adult care facility residents received only the first dose of COVID-19 vaccine.  Thirty adult care facilities in Erie County completed second dose clinics, and 1,473 adult care facility residents received both their first and second doses. 119 adult care facility residents declined receiving the vaccine. Accordingly, 93% (1,999) of 2,144 eligible adult care facility residents received at least the first dose of vaccine and 69% (1,473) of 2,144 eligible adult care facility residents received both doses of the COVID-19 vaccine.

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

 

First Dose

First & Second Dose

Nursing Home residents

329

3,211

Adult Care residents

526

1,999

Erie County Totals

118,671
(12.9% of Erie County residents)

62,683
(6.8% of Erie County residents)

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

*Second dose totals not available for 1/29/2021

 

Chart percentages based on an estimated 2019 Erie County population of 918,702.

 

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[i] “Eligible nursing home residents” means all residents who qualify to receive a vaccine. It does not include all residents of nursing homes. A resident may be excluded from receiving a vaccine due to currently being COVID-19 positive or some other medical condition that precludes vaccination.

[ii] Data obtained from New York State also identifies the number of nursing home and adult care facility staff who have received a first and second dose. However, we cannot confirm that all of these persons reside in Erie County, nor can we confirm that a certain individual may work for more than one facility.

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