New Yorkers over 16 years old can sign up for COVID-19 vaccinations starting Tuesday, a major expansion of eligibility as the state seeks to immunize as many people as possible.
Gov. Andrew Cuomo expanded eligibility to 30 and over last week and announced that people aged 16 to 29 would be eligible starting April 6.
Reminder: Starting tomorrow Tuesday, April 6 at 8am, all New Yorkers age 16+ will be eligible to schedule and receive the COVID-19 vaccines.
— Andrew Cuomo (@NYGovCuomo) April 5, 2021
Teens aged 16 and 17 will be limited to receiving the two-dose Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine, since that is the only one that has been authorized for use by people under 18.
The number of hospitalized COVID-19 patients is down in New York to 4,400, down from about 8,600 in early January.
See below to schedule vaccine appointments:
🚨 🚨 The JCCRP has been given exclusive #covid_19 vaccine appointments for those who live or work in NYC
Thank you 🙏 @nychealthy for partnering with us
— JCCRP (@JCCofRP) March 16, 2021
🚨Plenty of available vaccine appointments at NYS sites right now: https://t.co/Jp13z2C563
— Laura Curran (@NassauExecutive) April 2, 2021