ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — The latest federal figures show nearly two-thirds of New York residents are fully vaccinated against the coronavirus. About 12.7 million of New York’s 20 million residents are fully vaccinated, according to data released Saturday by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Vaccination rates are highest in the southern and eastern part of New York state: more than three-quarters of residents in Hamilton County in the Adirondacks are fully vaccinated. But vaccination rates are lowest in western and central counties: just 38% are fully vaccinated in Allegany County.
Photo: FILE – In this Dec. 21, 2020, file photo, Michelle Chester, director of employee health services at Northwell Health, prepares the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine at Northwell Health’s Long Island Jewish Valley Stream hospital in Valley Stream, N.Y. (Eduardo Munoz/Pool Photo via AP, File)