ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York plans to prioritize nursing home residents and staff members when it begins distributing the first doses of coronavirus vaccine, hopefully this month. Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Wednesday that the state expects to receive 170,000 doses of Pfizer’s vaccine by Dec. 15. That’s if the pharmaceutical company gets the federal government’s OK to make it available to the public on an emergency basis. After nursing home staff and patients, doses could then go to New York’s next priority. Those are congregate care facilities and then some of the roughly 600,000 health care workers who treat patients in emergency rooms and intensive care units.
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