Statement from New York State Senator Daphne Jordan (R,C,I-Halfmoon) and New York State Assemblyman Jake Ashby (R,C,I-Castleton) on New York’s chaotic initial rollout of the COVID-19 vaccine

New York State’s initial rollout of the COVID-19 vaccine has caused chaos and confusion. The state had several months to prepare a vaccine rollout that would be effective, well-managed, and orderly, yet the initial process has been anything but.

Gov. Cuomo needs to fix this broken process and ensure that our most vulnerable residents receive the COVID-19 vaccine as quickly as possible.

The governor needs to coordinate with County governments to ensure that they have a readily available supply of the COVID-19 vaccine as our Counties are prepared to widely distribute the vaccines once they are made available.

The timely administration of the COVID-19 vaccine is literally a matter of life and death and New Yorkers can’t be kept waiting any longer. The state can, and must, do better.