Delaware County Public Health (DCPH) officials continue to update area residents on the availability of the COVID-19 vaccine and have released a video along with additional information.

DCPH says that vaccination sites request vaccines every week but  due to limited amounts available, there is no guarantee that the request will be filled. Watch the video to find out more...

DCPH says that the amount of vaccine NY State Dept. of Health receives to distribute to all New York residents is based upon the allocation made to our state by the federal government. NYSDOH then determines state allocations to providers and entities who have enrolled to administer vaccine. New York State Department of Health is directing vaccination sites/clinics/health care providers to adhere to vaccine prioritization which began on February 15.

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DCPH says they will continue to vaccinate 1B essential workers and beginning this week (2/15 start) will be vaccinating people 65 and older with comorbidities. People over the age 65 can call Office for the Aging at 607-832-5750 to schedule an appointment at a Public Health Clinic. In addition, want people 65 and older to know that vaccine will continue to be available (limited supply) for people over 65 at pharmacies and NY State mass vaccination sites.

As far as COVID-19 cases in Delaware County are concerned, here's an update from yesterday (2/15)...
DCPH reports that there were 8 new cases yesterday. There are 129 active and there are 23 people hospitalized. The total number of deaths related to coronavirus complications is at 39. Go to delawarecountypublichealth.com/covid-19/#Dash to access the Delaware County Public Health COVID-19 dashboard.

If you think you may have been exposed to COVID-19 CLICK HERE to learn what to do next.

To find a COVID-19 testing site near you visit coronavirus.health.ny.gov/covid-19-testing.

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While much is still unknown about the coronavirus and the future, what is known is that the currently available vaccines have gone through all three trial phases and are safe and effective. It will be necessary for as many Americans as possible to be vaccinated in order to finally return to some level of pre-pandemic normalcy, and hopefully these 30 answers provided here will help readers get vaccinated as soon they are able.