New York State COVID-19 Vaccine Eligibility Expansion and Provider Flexibility
Governor Andrew Cuomo announced an expansion of New York State’s COVID-19 vaccine eligibility stating that beginning tomorrow (March 10) New Yorkers age 60 years or older may be vaccinated. The Governor also announced that beginning March 17, eligibility will further expand to include additional public-facing essential workers:
Public-facing government and public employees
Not-for-profit workers who provide public-facing services to New Yorkers in need
Essential in-person public-facing building service workers
With the increased supply of vaccine and to align with the March 17 expanded eligibility, New York State is also relaxing restrictions concerning which segments of the eligible population specific providers can vaccinate. Vaccine providers, including hospitals, will be able to vaccinate any eligible New Yorker. Pharmacies, however, will continue to focus on individuals over the age of 60 and teachers, in line with Federal policy.