Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced Monday that the state is expanding eligibility for the coronavirus vaccine to everyone age 50 and older.
The governor said newly eligible people can start signing up for vaccines starting 8 a.m. Tuesday.
Previously, everyone age 60 and older could get vaccinated, as well as certain essential workers and people with select health conditions.
Cuomo said the state can expand eligibility because of promises from the federal government that vaccine supplies will keep increasing. It’s unclear how many people are now eligible for vaccines in New York.
#BREAKING: Starting tomorrow at 8am, all New Yorkers age 50+ will be eligible for the vaccine.
— Andrew Cuomo (@NYGovCuomo) March 22, 2021
Appointments are currently available at the county vaccination site at Griffiss International Airport in Rome and at the MVHS New Hartford point of dispensing (POD) on Burrstone Road.
To make an appointment at Griffiss, visit ocgov.net.
For a list of available appointments at MVHS locations and local pharmacies, click here.
Appointments can be made at state vaccination sites like SUNY Polytechnic Institute and SUNY Oneonta by clicking here.