COVID Briefing 10.18.20

New York State COVID-19 Vaccine Program

Ensuring a Safe and Effective COVID-19 Vaccine
New York State COVID-19 Vaccine Program
Draft New York State COVID-19 Vaccination Administration Program

The NYS Department of Health has released a draft COVID-19 Vaccination Administration Program that serves as an initial framework for ensuring the safe and effective distribution of a COVID-19 vaccine in New York.

The draft program was developed in consultation with leading clinical and public health experts, and requires collaboration and partnership with local departments of health, community partners and organizations, and the federal government.

Given the many unknowns at this point in the vaccine development process, the draft New York State COVID-19 Vaccination Administration Program is designed to be flexible and account for multiple variables and scenarios regarding vaccine availability, timeline for vaccine approval, delineation of federal and state responsibilities, funding, supply chain needs, and allocation requirements.

The New York State COVID-19 Vaccine Program
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The NYS COVID-19 Vaccine Program describes the steps that are being taken and protocols that are being put in place to ensure the safe and efficient distribution and administration of vaccine to New York residents.
COVID-19 Vaccine Program Task Forces
Clinical Advisory Task Force

To establish and build public trust, on September 29, Governor Cuomo appointed members to New York’s independent Clinical Advisory Task Force comprised of leading scientists, doctors, and health experts who will expeditiously review every COVID-19 vaccine authorized by the federal government.

Vaccine Distribution and Implementation Task Force

Comprised of experts in public health, immunizations, government operations, data and other fields relevant to vaccine distribution and administration, this task force will advise the set up and operation of the state’s COVID-19 vaccination program.