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New York Working On Vaccine Distribution Plan

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New York Governor Andrew Cuomo said the state is working on a plan to distribute a coronavirus vaccine to residents, when the drug becomes available.

New York joins states like Connecticut who are working on plans with the federal government.

Cuomo estimates each resident would need two doses of the vaccine, which would mean the state would need to administer 40 million shots. That’s compared to the 12 million COVID-19 tests the state has done in 7 months.

Cuomo said he’s asking the Trump administration for guidance on the vaccine distribution. The CDC estimated in September that states would need about $6 billion for vaccination supplies, like bandages.