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Cuomo Seeks to Speed N.Y. Vaccine Doses as 54% Remain Unused

  • Fines of as much as $100,000 possible, Cuomo says at briefing
  • Hospitalizations are rising in New York after holiday season
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Cuomo Threatens to Fine Hospitals That Don't Use Covid Vaccines Fast Enough
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New York’s public and private hospitals could be fined as much as $100,000 and risk not receiving further coronavirus vaccine shipments if they don’t administer doses within a week of getting them, Governor Andrew Cuomo said.

As more than half of the shots received by hospitals statewide remain unused, Cuomo called out individual hospitals that have been slow to administer the vaccines to their staff. While some of the 194 public and private hospitals have used nearly all of their allocation, others have given out as little as 15%, he said. New York City’s public hospitals have administered 31%, according to Cuomo.