Politics · May 24, 2021

New York Governor: 55% of Adults Completed Vaccine Series

New York (STL.News) Governor Andrew M. Cuomo announced 64 percent of New Yorkers ages 18 and older have received at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine, and 55 percent have completed the vaccine series.  97,778 doses have been administered across the state’s vast distribution network in the last 24 hours, and 822,376 doses have been administered statewide over the past seven days.  The week 23 allocation of 753,680 first and second doses is expected to finish arriving today.  As of May 23, the weekly vaccine allocation update will not differentiate between first and second doses because of changes in the federal government’s vaccine ordering process.

“Thanks to our providers who are working tirelessly to get more shot into people’s arms, we continue to make progress in our vaccination efforts, but our fight against COVID is far from over,” Governor Cuomo said.  “If want to defeat this beast, we need more New Yorkers to get vaccinated as quickly as possible.  All you need to do is show up at one of our many vaccination sites and roll up your sleeve — it’s that simple.”

All New York State mass vaccination sites are now open to eligible New Yorkers for walk-in vaccination on a first come first serve basis.  The walk-in appointments are reserved for first doses only with second doses to be scheduled automatically after administration of the initial shot.  In addition, all vaccine providers are encouraged to allow walk-in appointments for eligible New Yorkers. People who would prefer to schedule an appointment at a state-run mass vaccination site can do so on the Am I Eligible App or by calling 1-833-NYS-4-VAX.  People may also contact their local health department, pharmacy, doctor or hospital to schedule appointments where vaccines are available, or visit vaccines.gov to find information on vaccine appointments near them.


  • Total doses administered – 18,377,799
  • Total doses administered over past 24 hours – 97,778
  • Total doses administered over past 7 days – 822,376
  • Percent of New Yorkers ages 18 and older with at least one vaccine dose – 63.5%
  • Percent of New Yorkers ages 18 and older with completed vaccine series – 54.7%
  • Percent of all New Yorkers with at least one vaccine dose – 51.9%
  • Percent of all New Yorkers with completed vaccine series – 43.9%