New York will decrease its age threshold for Covid-19 vaccine eligibility starting on Wednesday, permitting anybody older than 60 to be inoculated, Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo introduced on Tuesday.
“Which means folks, like as outdated as I’m, will now be eligible for the vaccine,” Mr. Cuomo, 63, mentioned at an look in Syracuse.
The state may even broaden its eligibility requirement the next week to open vaccination to a lot of public-facing employees, together with authorities workers, nonprofit employees and important constructing providers employees. These folks can start to get vaccinated on March 17.
Mr. Cuomo pointed to anticipated will increase in provide from the federal authorities as the explanation behind increasing vaccine eligibility.
Among the many employees eligible to get vaccinated subsequent week are public works workers, social service and youngster service caseworkers, authorities inspectors, sanitation employees, election employees, Division of Motor Car workers and county clerks.
Appointments will open for folks over 60 years outdated beginning at 8 a.m. on Wednesday, Mr. Cuomo mentioned. Folks over 65 had been made eligible for a coronavirus vaccine in January.