NEW YORK (AP) - New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio and Gov. Andrew Cuomo are offering competing strategies for ramping up New York’s COVID-19 vaccination efforts.
De Blasio says vaccine eligibility should be widened. Cuomo says hospitals need to do a better job of vaccinating the health care workers who are eligible now.
Only health care workers and nursing home residents and staff members are currently being vaccinated in New York.
De Blasio said Tuesday that it’s time to broaden eligibility to include people older than 75 and essential workers. But Cuomo says vaccinations are lagging because some hospitals are just better managed than others.