- New Yorkers age 30 and over are eligible for the COVID-19 vaccine beginning Tuesday.
- All New Yorkers age 16 and up will become eligible for the vaccine next Tuesday, April 6.
- The move puts New York ahead of Biden's push to make vaccines available to all adults by May.
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All New Yorkers ages 30 and above will be eligible to sign up to get the COVID-19 vaccine starting Tuesday morning, Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced Monday.
New Yorkers 16 and over will be eligible to sign up to receive the vaccine beginning next Tuesday, April 6, at 8 a.m., he said, meaning all adults in New York will be eligible next week.
Data from the state indicates that 16% of the population is fully vaccinated against COVID-19, having received both doses of Pfizer's or Moderna's two-shot vaccines or Johnson & Johnson's single-shot vaccine. Just over 29% of the population has received at least one dose of the two-shot vaccines.
-Andrew Cuomo (@NYGovCuomo) March 29, 2021
President Joe Biden has directed states to make vaccines available to all adults in the US by the beginning of May.
As of Monday, more than 4,500 people were hospitalized with COVID-19 in New York, with 890 people in intensive-care units. On Sunday, 57 people died from the virus in New York.