New Yorkers with chronic health conditions made them new characters for the Kovid-19 vaccine and flooded the state’s website and call center on Sunday morning, leaving many unable to immediately enroll in mass vaccination centers.
State officials said Sunday that 73,000 appointments had been scheduled until 11:30 am, while 500,000 had gone through online eligibility. Screening tool Need to make appointments. There were thousands of virtual waiting rooms that could hold 8,000 people per vaccination site. Once those waiting rooms are completed, those attempting to schedule appointments are later asked to try again.
Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo’s senior advisor Richard Azzopardi said the demand was high, but “our infrastructure is intact and intact.” He said that the state has the potential to create dependence on vaccine supply, which is continuously increasing.
Officials said the new criteria, including chronic health conditions such as obesity and high blood pressure, qualified four million more New Yorkers for the Kovid-19 vaccine. They join a growing number of people in the state who are eligible for the vaccine despite a shortage in supply.
Now eligible include adults Certain health conditions that may increase their risk Critical illness or death from coronavirus. In addition to obesity and hypertension, other conditions that make New Yorkers eligible for the vaccine include pulmonary disease and cancer, Mr. Cuomo announced this month. They also made pregnancy a deserved situation.
Appointments for those in this group can be scheduled until Monday, although most people will probably have to wait longer because the vaccine dose is low. New Yorkers must provide proof of their status with a doctor’s note, signed certification or medical documentation, Mr. Cuomo said.
“While this is a great step to make sure that we have access to this life-saving vaccine, it’s no secret that anytime you’re dealing with this resource, there will be attempts to commit fraud and play games. System. ”Mr. Cuomo said in a statement.
In New York State, about 10 percent of people received their first dose, According to statistics Collected by the New York Times. With the new norm, the state now has approximately 11 million people eligible, including people 65 and older, health care workers and teachers.
New York City recently opened large-scale vaccination sites in the Bronx in Queens and Yankee Stadium in City City, so that better-access communities would better cope with the virus. The state and federal government announced last week that the Federal Emergency Management Agency would open vaccination sites at Medgar Evers College in Brooklyn and York College in Queens.
To check eligibility and schedule an appointment, New Yorkers can complete a prescreening On the state website. They can also call the state’s vaccination hotline at 1-833-NYS-4VAX (1-833-697-4829) for more information about vaccination appointments.