Apr 27, 2021
- It's critical for us to make the vaccine as accessible as possible and provide all opportunities for New Yorkers to get vaccinated. Beginning Thursday, April 29, all New York State mass vaccination sites will open to eligible New Yorkers for walk-in vaccination on a first-come, first-serve basis for all. The walk-in appointments are reserved for first doses only—second-dose appointments will be scheduled immediately after New Yorkers receive their first dose. This new approach means any eligible New Yorker age 16 and older will be able to walk into any mass vaccination site and walk out with a shot in arm, eliminating the need to make an appointment online or by phone. We'll continue to work 24/7 to get the vaccine to communities across the state so everyone can be vaccinated. So roll up your sleeve and let's get vaccinated, New York.
1. New York will adopt the new CDC mask guidance for fully vaccinated people. Fully vaccinated individuals can conduct outdoor activities or gather without wearing a mask outdoors except in certain crowded settings and venues. Read the full CDC guidance.
2. COVID hospitalizations rose slightly to 3,184. Of the 103,675 tests reported yesterday, 2,704, or 2.61 percent, were positive. The 7-day average positivity rate was 2.06 percent. There were 728 patients in ICU yesterday, down one from the previous day. Of them, 461 are intubated. Sadly, we lost 26 New Yorkers to the virus.
3. As of 11am this morning, 44.6 percent of New Yorkers have completed at least one vaccine dose. Over the past 24 hours, 152,118 total doses have been administered. To date, New York has administered 14,702,998 total doses with 31.9 percent of New Yorkers completing their vaccine series. See data by region and county on the State's Vaccine Tracker: ny.gov/vaccinetracker.
4. The mass vaccination site at Binghamton University will relocate indoors. The mass vaccination site, currently located at 10 Gannett Drive in Johnson City, will move inside the building at the same address. The move will allow for increased capacity and protection from any adverse weather conditions.