The FDA is expected to give approval on Thursday to the Pfizer vaccine, meaning it could soon be administered here in New York.
Governor Cuomo said 170,000 doses could begin arriving in the state this weekend and distribution could start as soon as Tuesday.
Our state priority: Nursing home residents first, nursing home staff. There was a discussion about if you do the residents or do you do the staff. New York, we decided to do both residents and the nursing home staff. Then you go to high-risk hospital workers,” Cuomo said.
The governor said there are 90 locations across the state that will provide the cold storage needed for the vaccine.
“Not every facility can do it. Not every hospital can do it. We've identified 90 regional centers that can keep the vaccine at the required temperature and they'll act as distribution centers for that region,” Cuomo said.