Onondaga County Getting Ready To Vaccinate More People

Syracuse, N.Y. - Onondaga County Executive Ryan McMahon holding a briefing today.

McMahon said that the 7-day average in the county is 0.9%, there were 45 new cases and unfortunately, 2 more men died in the past 3 days, one in his 60's and the other in his 70's. That brings the total number of deaths to 690.

McMahon was pleased that Governor Cuomo has lowered the eligibility age to 30 and next week it will be dropped to 16 plus. He said they will begin to reach out to high schools now to look at vaccinating students but he reminded people that 16 and 17-year-olds are only able to get the Pfizer brand vaccine. Moderna and Johnson & Johnson have not been authorized for those younger than 18 years old.

The county executive said he expects to receive more doses of the vaccine next week just in time for the expanded eligibility.

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