PLATTSBURGH – The three College of Vermont Well being Community New York hospitals proceed to concentrate on the vaccination of entrance line well being care staff and group well being care companions.
This protocol is in accordance with the New York State Vaccine Administration Plan.
Alice Hyde Medical Middle in Malone, CVPH in Plattsburgh and Elizabethtown Neighborhood Hospital in Elizabethtown won’t, presently, offer the vaccine to New Yorkers in Tier 1b of that plan: these 65 and older, correction officers, lecturers and different important staff, based on a press launch.
Nevertheless, ought to the provision of vaccine enhance, we’ll transfer to Tier 1b,” Dr. Wouter Rietsema, CVPH vp of Inhabitants Well being and Info Companies, mentioned.
“For now, hospitals should prioritize un-vaccinated well being care staff from the 1A group.”
Rietsema serves as coordinator for the NYS designated Northern New York Regional Vaccination Hub, supporting seven counties of their group vaccination initiatives.
CUOMO ASKS FOR PATIENCE
In an announcement about increasing the plan to incorporate this new group, New York State Gov. Andrew Cuomo requested all New Yorkers to be affected person as the provision of vaccine is proscribed nationally.
There are at present 4 million eligible New Yorkers on this new precedence group, based on Cuomo.
The state receives on common 300,000 doses every week. Those that safe an appointment to be vaccinated by way of the app or hotline ought to count on a date so far as 14-weeks sooner or later.
Since late December of 2020, Alice Hyde Medical Middle, CVPH, and Elizabethtown Neighborhood Hospital have been engaged in vaccinating their groups and different well being care companions as directed by the state.
Residents and workers at nursing properties and different long-term care services proceed to be vaccinated by way of a federal program, which the state is offering assets to speed up.
“It’s great that so many wish to be vaccinated – it is a vital step in placing this pandemic behind us. Within the meantime, endurance is required,” Rietsema mentioned.
“It continues to be important that everybody proceed to put on masks, preserve social distancing, keep away from gatherings, observe hand hygiene and keep residence in case you are sick. We all know what works in slowing the unfold of the illness. It’s necessary that we proceed doing all of these issues.”
The state has created two assets for folks searching for data on vaccine eligibility and appointments.
The “Am I Eligible App” (https://am-i-eligible.covid19vaccine.health.ny.gov/) can assist decide eligibility and discover a record of suppliers the place appointments might be made and a Vaccination Hotline, 1 (833) 697-4829 will also be used.