New York State Department of Health announced Wednesday that its coronavirus vaccination program is “continuing to be highly effective.”
The state announced it will vaccinate 864,000 children and adults who are eligible for the statewide statewide program, which begins this month.
New York has received more than 10,000 cases of coronaviruses this year, and more than 5,500 deaths.
The state’s vaccination rates were 88 percent in the first three months of this year.
More than 1,000 people have died of the disease in New York, which is not unusual.
The latest state coronaviral death toll is 11, including three in the city of Newburgh, and six in the borough of Manhattan.
The coronavireptivirus has also killed more than 4,400 people in California, with more than 8,500 cases.
The state also has plans to offer vaccinations to pregnant women who are nursing their newborns, and to children ages 2 to 14.
The governor, Andrew Cuomo, said in a statement Wednesday that he has ordered a “thorough review” of the state’s vaccine rollout.
He has also asked for more research into the efficacy of the vaccine and suggested the state should have an annual vaccine safety report.
The New York City Council, which oversees the state, has not set a timeline for the state to resume vaccinating children and residents who were vaccinated in September, after New York state had been in lockdown since the end of October.
Cuomo also wants the state and city to continue to work together to find ways to make the vaccines more effective.
The new CDC vaccine, called COVID-19, is much safer than the older vaccine, and offers a better chance of reducing the spread of coronas, Cuomo said.
Cuomo is seeking $50 million in funding to make sure that the state can continue to offer the vaccines to residents and children.