Once a vaccine is approved, Governor Cuomo said Thursday that it will be up to the state, not the city, to administer the distribution of the vaccine.
This comes after Mayor de Blasio discussed Wednesday the city's eventual plans for distributing a vaccine.
"Some of the reporting I've seen is not accurate,” Cuomo said during his daily press briefing. “This locality says they're going to do this. This locality says they're going to do this. Localities have no legal jurisdiction. That's the law. The state's are going to be responsible for administering the vaccine."
Cuomo’s vaccine distribution plan, outlined in part Wednesday, consists of five stages, with health care workers and vulnerable groups receiving the vaccine first.
Governor Cuomo said the positivity rate in the city is 1.1%, while the state's red zones, which includes parts of Brooklyn, stand at 3.2%.
There are 986 hospitalizations across the state currently.
While schools and businesses are shut down in Brooklyn's red zones, Governor Cuomo said polling locations will be open starting Saturday when New York starts early in-person voting, as it is considered essential.