NEW YORK — New York's vaccination program is getting a big boost from the federal government, Sen. Charles Schumer announced Friday. 

"New York's COVID-19 vaccine supercharge is now underway," Schumer said during a news conference on the Upper West Side with President Joe Biden's COVID czar Jeff Zients. 

As part of the $1.9 trillion American Rescue Plan, vaccination efforts will see a $160 billion boost. 

New York state will receive a total of 1.65 million vaccines a week by the end of next month. 

It's also getting half a billion dollars of support, with the federal government sending vaccines directly to some 200 community health centers, and footing the bill for 5,000 new workers to help administer the shots.

"We now have enough vaccine supply for all adult Americans," Zients said. "We'll have that in place by the end of May."

Zients said two out of three Americans 65 and older have received at least one vaccine dose. Schumer said he believes this means New York will be able to get back to normal sooner than previously thought.

"We said if you elect us, we're going to make sure there are many more vaccines available," Schumer said. "We are fulfilling that promise. This was not just an empty promise in election time."