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Nursing home residents among first in New York to get COVID vaccine

Nursing home residents among first in New York to get COVID vaccine
A total of 618 nursing homes in the Empire State are enrolled in a federal vaccination program that will see drug stores send specialists into elder care facilities to inoculate staff and residents against the deadly virus over the coming weeks, Gov. Cuomo said.

Cuomo said.(Spencer Platt/Getty Images) Cuomo said CVS will administer shots at 271 senior facilities while Walgreens will cover 253 sites.In addition to the nursing homes, Cuomo said other priority populations will be expanded this week to include EMS workers, federally qualified health center employees, funeral home workers, coroners, medical examiners and “other congregate care workers and residents.” “This is entirely done by medical professionals,” Cuomo said.

A total of 618 nursing homes in the Empire State are enrolled in a federal vaccination program that will see drugstores send specialists into elder care facilities to inoculate residents and staff against the deadly virus over the coming weeks, Gov.“Three days, they basically break up the residents and staff in three groups and they do it over three days,” the governor said during a press briefing in Albany.

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