Slow arrival of vaccine doses causing delays across CNY

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A large-scale vaccination clinic is set to open today at SUNY Cortland. However, at this point no details are yet available on how to sign up.

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County officials say a link will eventually be posted at the health department’s website.

They can only schedule appointments as the weekly allotment of doses allows. Like other communities, a shortage continues to bog down the process.

CNY localities received only a fraction of what they ordered this week, much less than in previous allocations.

For example, Onondaga County has 900 doses, which is 1/4 of last week’s allotment of 3,600.

Madison County expects to receive just 100 for this week. Around 300 residents already had appointments cancelled by a lack of available vaccines.

Experts say the vaccine will still be effective against the UK strain of the virus, which has now been found in Tompkins County.

Health officials say the positive individual was immediately quarantined upon returning from travel and is now in isolation.

No additional contacts were identified.

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