By Carol Tannenhauser
Starting Tuesday, March 23rd, New Yorkers age 50 and older will be eligible to get the COVID-19 vaccine. This comes quickly after the 60-plus group and those with underlying conditions were approved, “as vaccine production and distribution ramps up,” according to Governor Andrew Cuomo in his daily press conference.
Senator Chuck Schumer had said on Friday that the federal government is about to ramp up doses to New York in a big way — 1.6 million doses per week — because of the relief bill recently passed by Congress.
The NYC government site that covers eligibility also delineates which preexisting conditions are included. City Councilmember Mark Levine tweeted the news to the rooftops. He added that eligibility guidelines won’t likely be updated on websites until Tuesday morning around 8 a.m.
BREAKING: People aged 50+ are eligible for vaccination in New York beginning tomorrow.
— Mark D. Levine (@MarkLevineNYC) March 22, 2021