BREAKING NEWS: New York says anyone over 30 can get the Covid vaccine TOMORROW and people over 16 will be eligible on April 6 – one month before Biden’s deadline
- New York to lower coronavirus vaccine eligibility for all adults 50 and older to those 30 and older
- From April 6, all residents over the age of 16 can schedule appointments to be vaccinated
- It’s because 10 states will make vaccines suitable for all adults this week
New York joins dozens of other states to expand coronavirus vaccine suitability.
Starting Tuesday, March 30, all New Yorkers 30 and older can schedule appointments and get vaccinated, lowering the age limit from the age of 50 and older.
Beginning next week – Tuesday, April 6 – all residents over the age of 16 can receive vaccines, in line with President Joe Biden’s goal of making every adult eligible for an injection by May 1.
Previously, only young and middle-aged adults with pre-existing conditions or who fell into certain essential categories of workers could be vaccinated.
New York is lowering its eligibility for the coronavirus vaccine of all adults 50 and older to those 30 and older. Pictured: Mary Jenkins (left) received the COVID-19 vaccine, January 2021
“Today we are taking a monumental step forward in the fight to defeat COVID,” said Governor Andrew Cuomo at a news conference on Monday.
As we continue to expand to qualify, New York will double by making the vaccine accessible to every community to ensure equality, particularly to communities of color who are too often left behind.
“We can see the light at the end of the tunnel, but until we get there, it’s more important than ever for every New Yorker to wear a mask, socialize and follow all safety guidelines.”
Monday morning, a total of more than nine million doses were administered at all vaccination sites, of which about 30 percent received one dose and 17 percent were fully immunized.
In New York City, 27 percent of residents have had at least one dose and 15 percent have completed their series.
In the past 24 hours alone, more than 171,000 New Yorkers have been armed.
New Yorkers are still encouraged not to show up on vaccination sites without a confirmed appointment.
It’s because 10 states will make vaccines suitable for all adults this week.
Six of those states – Kansas, Louisiana, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma and Texas – will lift the restrictions for residents 16 and older by Monday.
Minnesota will lift restrictions on Tuesday, Indiana and South Carolina will follow Wednesday and Connecticut on Thursday.
As of Monday morning, 93.6 million Americans, or 28.2% of the population, have received at least one dose and 51.5 million, or 15.5% of the population, have been fully immunized
An average of 2.7 million Americans are vaccinated every day as the US government ramps up shipments of COVID-19 vaccines to states
President Joe Biden plans to announce that 90 percent of all adults in the US will be eligible for a COVID-19 vaccine within three weeks, said Bloomberg News
In addition, the administration will more than double the number of pharmacies where vaccines are available.
According to the CDC, as of Monday afternoon, 93.6 million Americans, or 28.2 percent of the country, have received at least one dose.
Meanwhile, 51.5 million, or 15.5 percent of the population, have been fully immunized.
An average of 2.7 million people are vaccinated every day, with 3.5 million doses on Saturday and 3.4 million on Friday.