The Food and Drug Administration authorized Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine for emergency use on Friday.

Earlier this week, Governor Andrew Cuomo shared New York State's distribution for the COVID-19 vaccine. He stated that the State's priority for the initial vaccine shipment will be high-risk health care workers, nursing home residents and staff, followed by other long-term and congregate care staff and residents and EMS and other health care workers. "High-risk" hospital workers include emergency room workers, ICU and pulmonary department staff.

NYSDA continues to advocate for dentists to be included in priority group 1a. We will keep you updated on Twitter, Facebook and the NYSDA website.