Mount Sinai cancels COVID-19 vaccination appointment

NEW YORK – Mount Sinai says it is canceling COVID-19 vaccination appointments until the middle of next week due to a vaccine shortage.

In a statement, the hospital network said there would be no appointments from Friday, January 15 to Tuesday, January 19.

“We will inform our patients when more vaccine supplies become available and resume vaccination appointments for eligible patients,” spokesman Lucia Lee said in a statement. “For someone with scheduled appointments after Tuesday, we will provide updates as soon as we get more information.”

The shortage comes as the state has expanded the number of people who are eligible to receive the shot. Andrew Cuomo and Mayor Bill de Blasio have both warned that current supply cannot meet demand.

“At the rate we are going, we will be out in two weeks or so,” De Blasio said in his weekly “Mayor with Mayor” interview Inside city hall Anchor Louis earlier this week.

We have reached out to other hospital systems including Health + Hospitals in the city to know the status of appointments.

Montefor says he has not canceled any vaccine appointments at his Bronx hospitals.

NYU Langone tells NY1 that while it is not canceling appointments, it is not scheduling new ones.

“We will not schedule an appointment for a vaccination unless we have a confirmed dose on hand or know it will be shipped,” the hospital said.

The rollout of the vaccine is marked by confusion over eligibility and the sign-up process.


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