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What you need to know about New York's COVID-19 vaccine rollout

A COVID-19 vaccine is administered at Nassau County's

A COVID-19 vaccine is administered at Nassau County's first vaccine distribution center in Garden City on Jan. 5. Credit: Howard Schnapp

New York's COVID-19 vaccine distribution has been underway for more than a month, with the initial doses going to hospital workers, health care employees and nursing home residents and staff. But experts say the process is moving slower than anticipated, even as the state has expanded eligibility to essential workers, including police and firefighters and people 65 and older.

Here's what we know about the state's coronavirus vaccine distribution efforts:

How do I sign up to get my vaccine?

How many doses of the Pfizer and Moderna vaccines has the state distributed to date?

How is vaccine distribution going compared to expectations?

What's the holdup?

What’s being done to speed up efforts?

What groups are eligible to receive the vaccine?

When could the general public get the vaccine in New York?

How quickly do I need a second COVID-19 vaccine shot?

Should I take the second dose from the same manufacturer as the first dose?

Who is administering the vaccine?

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