Moderna said on Monday it believes its COVID-19 vaccine protects against new variants found in Britain and South Africa, although it will test a new booster shot aimed at the South Africa variant after concluding that the antibody response could be diminished.
New York was set to run out of Covid-19 vaccinations by the end of the day Friday, Gov. Andrew Cuomo said in his press briefing at around noon Friday.
Long Island pharmacist Tom D’Angelo spoke about his first-hand experience so far in this fledgling phase of Covid-19 vaccinations.
Northwell researchers also are seeking to develop a new Covid-19 test that can process three times the number of patients currently served.
Long Island has the highest Covid-19 positivity rate out of any other region in the state, Gov. Andrew Cuomo said during his press briefing Monday.
Gov. Andrew Cuomo asked Pfizer Inc Chief Executive Albert Bourla on Monday if the state could buy Covid-19 vaccine doses directly from the U.S. drugmaker.
Slow acceptance of the COVID-19 vaccine by healthcare workers is a growing concern for Gov. Andrew Cuomo who on Monday claimed hospitals with the lowest number of immune staff will suffer the most from staffing issues.
Scattered shortages of COVID-19 vaccines persisted on Saturday under pressure from growing demand, as previously inoculated Americans returned for their required second shots and millions of newly eligible people scrambled to get their first.
More than a dozen East End lawmakers sent a joint letter Thursday to Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone and Gov. Andrew Cuomo demanding that the coronavirus vaccine be made more accessible to Twin Forks residents.
The number of cases of the more contagious UK strain of Covid-19 found on Long Island has increased to four, Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Wednesday.