Health Department Vaccine Update: No Doses Allocated to Tompkins County for Week of 1/18

More Doses Expected for Week of 1/25

New York State did not allocate doses of the COVID-19 vaccine to the Tompkins County Health Department for the week of January 18, 2021. A limited number of doses are being delivered to local pharmacies; their booking processes are done directly through the pharmacies.

A reduced supply of vaccine was delivered to the State from the Federal Government, and the State has redirected a significant number of doses to the State-run mass vaccination sites, including those near Binghamton and Syracuse. The Health Department expects more doses to be allocated to our community during the week of January 25th; the Health Department continues to work with the State planning for future allocations.

This limited availability does not impact those who have already registered for their second dose of the vaccine.

“We are encouraging the public to continue to be patient. We recognize the stress and anxiety that this places on the public — this pandemic is tough for all of us. Please continue to be compassionate with one another and keep one another safe and healthy,” stated Frank Kruppa, Public Health Director.

We will continue to communicate more information as it becomes available through press releases, the Health Department website, robocalls, and other methods. Please do not call the Health Department or other local agencies for help registering, as there are no available appointments at this time. If you have questions about the vaccine, please call 2-1-1 (877-211-8667).

The Tompkins County Health Department is your partner for a healthy community. Find us online at TompkinsCountyNY.gov/health, and follow us on Facebook at Facebook.com/TompkinsPublicHealth and on Twitter at @TompkinsHealth.

For media inquiries: Samantha Hillson, 607-274-6714, shillson@tompkins-co.org
For health inquiries: Community Health Services at 607-274-6604
For general inquiries (non-medical): Call 2-1-1 or 877-211-8667

Cayuga Health COVID-19 Sampling Site: 607-319-5708, cayugahealth.org/
New York State Hotline for COVID-19: 1-888-364-3065

About Cayuga Medical Center

We are a not-for-profit, acute-care medical center bringing state-of-the-art diagnostic and treatment services to the residents of Tompkins, Cortland, Seneca, and Tioga counties. And a century after our founding, we remain intrinsically tied to those we serve: our corporate membership includes representatives from over 100 community organizations. At Cayuga Medical Center, we believe that hospitals are shaped by the people they serve

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