On Tuesday, Gov. Andrew Cuomo declared that those 30 and older would be eligible for the COVID-19 vaccine, followed by all citizens 16 and older on April 6. This means that starting April 6, according to Cuomo, all adults in New York will be eligible for the vaccine. The announcement comes less than a month before President Joe Biden’s May 1 deadline for states to make their supplies freely accessible to all citizens.
In a statement, the Governor shared:
“Today we take a monumental step forward in the fight to beat COVID. As we continue to expand eligibility, New York will double down on making the vaccine accessible for every community to ensure equity, particularly for communities of color who are too often left behind.”
According to the statement, almost 30% of all New Yorkers have received at least one vaccine shot. So far, the state has given out 9,056,970 shots. Make sure you sign up for your vaccine via vaccinefinder.nyc.gov to secure your spot. You can also use Apple Maps to locate a vaccination site near you. We’re almost at the finish line and we can all see the light at the end of this morbid tunnel!
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