New York Governor Andrew Cuomo will receive a Covid-19 vaccine at a church in Harlem, New York on March 17, 2021.
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New York will expand its Covid vaccine eligibility to all over 30s starting Tuesday, followed by all residents 16 and over on April 6, Governor Andrew Cuomo announced on Monday.
The move takes place almost a month before the president Joe BidenThe May 1 deadline for states to largely open their supplies to all residents.
“Today we are taking a monumental step forward in the fight against COVID,” Cuomo said in a statement. “As we continue to upgrade eligibility, New York will make the vaccine available to every community to ensure justice, especially for color communities too often left behind.”
Nearly 30% of all New Yorkers have been reported to have received at least one vaccine. The state has fired 9,056,970 shots so far.