Officials: Demand for COVID vaccine drops across Hudson Valley

Demand for the COVID-19 vaccine is taking a hit in the Hudson Valley.
As of Wednesday, the Mid-Hudson region had administered at least one dose to about 896,000 residents and fully vaccinated 580,000 residents.
However, officials say vaccine appointments at county-run sites are not filling up like they used to.
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Earlier this week, Dutchess County announced there were new vaccine appointments available at their county-run site this week.
Days later, there are still hundreds of appointments available for vaccines that are going unused.
A similar situation happened last week in Orange County, where only about 34% of the population currently has received their first shot - the lowest percentage in the region.