COVID-19 vaccines available to New Yorkers 60 and older starting today

Gov. Cuomo said an expected increase of vaccine shipments made him comfortable with increasing eligibility.

News 12 Staff

Mar 10, 2021, 12:29 PM

Updated 1,136 days ago

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Starting today, tens of thousands of additional New Yorkers will be allowed to roll up their sleeves for a COVID-19 vaccine.
Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced the state is expanding the COVID-19 vaccine eligibility to include people age 60 and above. Availability was previously limited to people 65 and older.
Cuomo said an expected increase of vaccine shipments made him comfortable with increasing eligibility.
Long Islanders who are newly eligible say it'll give them a shot at enjoying life again.
The vaccine eligibility pool will expand even more starting March 17. That is when Gov. Cuomo says public and certain nonprofit employees will be able to get the vaccine.


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