Kumo, for his part, said the task force would advise New York residents to fight COVID-19 on the safety and effectiveness of vaccines.
Buffalo, New York – Governor Andrew Kumo announced Sunday that the state of New York has drafted a COVID-19 vaccine management program. According to the governor’s office, the draft “serves as a starting point for” safe and effective transmission of the COVID-19 vaccine in New York. “
The State of New York has announced the establishment of an independent Clinical Advisory Task Force to examine each COVID-19 vaccine approved by the federal government. Kumo, for his part, said the task force would advise New York residents to fight COVID-19 on the safety and effectiveness of vaccines.
Kumo said the state of New York would implement a nationwide immunization plan, with local governments participating in the state of New York.
In terms of distribution, Kumo said that once the vaccine is safe and effective, priority should be given to those who are at risk for COVID-19 and those who need it. The draft plan will provide additional priorities based on the availability of the vaccine.
So far, New York State has tested 12.9 million COVID-19 tests over a seven-month period. Kumo cautioned about how long it would take to vaccinate New York residents. If a vaccine requires two doses, that is 40 million doses.
“We are coming up with a plan based on many assumptions,” Kumo said. “We don’t know how many vaccines we will get. We don’t know what vaccines we will get. We don’t know when we will get them. The state will be at the government level.
The federal government is responsible for producing and distributing the right vaccines. States cannot do this on their own. Season. This is a huge undertaking. This is the biggest performance we have done under COVID. It is a very complex task. And we want the federal government to be a competent partner with this state and every state.
Kumo said the chairman had sent 36 questions to the president. Some of the questions shared by Kumo were about the short supply and how to prioritize the delivery of vaccines to regions.
Kumom expressed concern about the virus, but encouraged New Yorkers to take action.
“Once we had the worst problem in the world, now we are controlling the virus,” Kumo said.
The administrator also provided an update on the virus statistics on Saturday. Across New York with the Red Zones, the state’s daily percentage of COVID-19 tests was positive at 1.08 percent on Saturday.
On Saturday, 913 people were hospitalized across the state, 200 of them in the ICU. 102 of the people in the ICU need follow-up.
Seven people, including a man from Eri County, died on Saturday in New York State. So far, 25,644 people have died from the virus in New York.