March 22, 2021 By Allie Griffin
New Yorkers as young as 50 years old will be eligible for the COVID-19 vaccine beginning tomorrow morning, Governor Andrew Cuomo announced Monday.
Cuomo lowered the current vaccine-eligibility age — which is 60 in New York State — by ten years. He first lowered it from 65 years old to 60 years old on March 10.
Those 50 and older will be able to make appointments and get the shot starting at 8 a.m. tomorrow, he said.
“We are dropping the age as we are vaccinating more people,” Cuomo said. “Tomorrow morning — 50 and above — make your appointment and get your vaccine.”
He made the announcement while speaking alongside Black clergy leaders at a church in Mount Vernon.
About 7 million New Yorkers have been vaccinated for COVID-19 to date, Cuomo said.
#BREAKING: Starting tomorrow at 8am, all New Yorkers age 50+ will be eligible for the vaccine.
— Andrew Cuomo (@NYGovCuomo) March 22, 2021
On Sunday, he announced that pharmacies can begin vaccinating people with underlying health conditions. Previously, pharmacies were only permitted to vaccinate teachers and seniors.
To make an appointment go to https://vax4nyc.nyc.gov/patient/s/ or call 877-VAX-4NYC or 877-829-4692.