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Officials growing frustrated in Ontario County over slow rollout of COVID-19 vaccine

Ontario County Board of Supervisors Chairman Jack Marren voiced his frustration with the speed of COVID-19 vaccine rollout, as New York State entered a new phase of the process.

On Monday, Phase 1B began, allowing more people to become eligible for vaccination. However, Ontario County only had 300 doses. There were 200 delivered by New York State, and another 100 acquired through Clifton Springs Hospital.

“We are in Phase 1B, but we are only one-half through Phase 1A,” Marren told The Daily Messenger.

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The County expects to receive about 200 more doses this week, but that is a tiny number for one with a population over 100,000.

Marren hopes that more doses and information can be released in the coming days.