New York will lower the age for people to sign up for vaccine appointments to 30 starting on Tuesday, and will make all adults eligible starting April 6, Gov. Cuomo said on Monday.
#BREAKING: Starting Tuesday, April 6 at 8am, all New Yorkers age 16+ will be eligible to schedule and receive the COVID-19 vaccines.
And beginning tomorrow at 8am, all New Yorkers age 30+ will be eligible to schedule and receive the vaccines.
— Andrew Cuomo (@NYGovCuomo) March 29, 2021
The move comes after New York had been lagging other states in announcing when all adults would be allowed to start signing up — as of Sunday, it was one of only three states where people didn’t know when they would become eligible.
Every state in the nation has extended vaccine eligibility to all adults or announced a date for this to take effect, except for Arkansas, Wyoming and….New York.https://t.co/cNjy7qdnaE pic.twitter.com/5nvf1D9qg8
— Mark D. Levine (@MarkLevineNYC) March 28, 2021
President Biden had said that states need to give all adults the chance to sign up by May 1 the latest (that doesn’t meant they get the vaccine by then, just that they have the option to sign up by then).
The number of sites to get the vaccine has expanded considerably, although there aren’t yet enough doses for everyone to get it immediately. One good place to start looking is https://vaccinefinder.nyc.gov/.
There are also homemade sites that amalgamate the various vaccine options like turbovax.info.
And remember: it takes weeks before the vaccine kicks in and keep wearing a mask!