New Yorkers Ages 30+ Can Sign Up For The Covid Vaccine
Big news for the 30-and-over crowd: Governor Cuomo announced that New Yorkers age 30 and over are eligible to get the Covid-19 vaccine.
If you’re under 30, don’t fret. You won’t have to wait too much longer to get the jab: on April 6, eligibility opens up for all New Yorkers ages 16+.
This expansion, starting March 30, adds roughly two million eligible New Yorkers to the pool of vaccine-seekers. While New York still only receives around 200,000 shots a week, it may mean that the newly-eligible may see a shortage of open appointments as they rush to book their appointments. You can check here for available appointments at vaccine sites near you, and it’s a good idea to follow @TurboVax, which tweets out new slots as they open up.
According to recent data, 30% of New Yorkers, and half of those age 65 and older, have received the first dose of the vaccine. As always, continue to mask up and social-distance when you leave the house, and be extra mindful to take precautions around vulnerable, unvaccinated individuals.