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St. Mary’s releases statement on vaccines

AMSTERDAM — The St. Mary’s Healthcare and Montgomery County do not know when or if they will receive more COVID-19 vaccines at this time, according to a news release.

To date they have administered close to 2,000 doses in Montgomery County and have been assured that they will be getting second doses on time for those who have already received the first COVID-19 vaccine from St. Mary’s Healthcare or the Montgomery County Public Health Department. They all continue to work with state and local agencies to be readily available to administer more vaccines when they receive supply.

They understand this is a frustrating time, as all of their facilities are inundated with calls from the community inquiring on when and where they can get the vaccine. SMH and the MCPHD want to assure their community that they continue to ask and push for more information from New York state. They are being informed that the state’s weekly allotment of vaccines from the federal government is 300,000. Until the state’s weekly allotment increases, they expect the supply locally to remain limited. Until they receive a response, they ask that their community watch their websites and social media channels as they will be posting the most up-to-date information as soon as they receive it.

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