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Just 25 percent of COVID-19 vaccinations that have been distributed across the country have been administered so far — while in New York, 31 percent of the shots received have been doled out, according to new data.
The Empire State — the epicenter of the coronavirus outbreak last spring — has received 682,425 shots, according to a tally by Bloomberg and data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention as of Thursday morning.
But only 212,880 people have gotten their first dose in the state of 19.5 million.
In New York City, 24 percent of people have gotten the first dose — 88,410 administered of the 347,525 delivered.
Worse, 7.7 percent — 167,149 — of those in long-term care programs, like nursing homes, have been vaccinated, even though about 2.2 million doses have been distributed, according to CDC data last updated on Wednesday morning.
Nationally, 12,409,050 doses have been delivered nationwide, with 3,134,531 shots given, according to Bloomberg.
That doesn’t even come close to the 20 million Americans health czar Alex Azar promised to have vaccinated in December alone.
Through the Trump administration’s expedited vaccine program called Operation Warp Speed, the Food and Drug Administration approved Pfizer and BioNTech’s COVID vaccine for use on Dec. 11 and Moderna’s candidate against the bug exactly one week later.
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