ALBANY, N.Y. (WKBW) — New York Governor Andrew Cuomo announced Tuesday the state will expand COVID-19 eligibility to those 60 and over.
Appointments will open across the state Wednesday at 8 a.m.
NEW: We are expanding vaccine eligibility to New Yorkers aged 60 and over. Appointments will open across the state tomorrow, 3/10, at 8am.#VaccinateNY— Andrew Cuomo (@NYGovCuomo) March 9, 2021
Previously New Yorkers 65 and older were eligible.
Officials also announced on March 17 the following guidance goes into place:
- All providers except pharmacies can vaccinate any eligible New Yorker.
- Pharmacies can vaccinate those who are 60 and over and teachers, per federal guidance.
- Government employees, nonprofit workers and essential building service workers will be eligible for the vaccine.
Vaccine Distribution Eligibility Expanded; All Providers Except Pharmacies Can Now Vaccinate Any Eligible New Yorker; Pharmacies Can Vaccinate 60-plus and Teachers Per Federal Guidance Starting March 17 https://t.co/eHM5v2AUcP— Melissa DeRosa (@melissadderosa) March 9, 2021
NYS says under this new guidance the following will be eligible for the COVID-19 vaccine on March 17:
"Public works employees, social service and child service caseworkers, government inspectors, sanitation workers, DMV workers, County Clerks, building service workers and election workers."
To see if you are eligible and make an appointment you can visit the state's website here.