NEW YORK (AP) (UPDATED) -- New Yorkers over 16 years old can sign up for COVID-19 vaccination starting Tuesday. That's a dramatic expansion of eligibility as the state seeks to immunize as many people as possible.
Gov. Andrew Cuomo expanded eligibility to 30 and over last week and announced that people aged 16 to 29 would be eligible starting April 6.
Teens aged 16 and 17 will be limited to receiving the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine, since that's the only one authorized for use by people under 18.
Meanwhile, the State University of New York says it will offer one-dose Johnson & Johnson vaccines to residential students before the semester’s end.
According to data from the New York State Department of Health, 33.3% of the state population has received at least one vaccine dose, and 20.7% are fully vaccinated.
Here is a breakdown of local vaccination statistics:
- At least one dose: 18,958 (30.7%)
- Fully vaccinated: 13,445 (21.7%)
- At least one dose: 77,647 (43%)
- Fully vaccinated: 54,735 (30%)
- At least one dose: 21,585 (36.1% )
- Fully vaccinated: 13,518 (22.6%)
For more information on how to make an appointment at a hospital, pharmacy, county-run or state-run site, click here.