Following the issuance of new federal guidelines, Governor Cuomo announced today an expansion of COVID eligibility to include New Yorkers 65 and older. All other eligible categories remain unchanged from those included in the State’s 1b roll-out yesterday.
Reservations are required. To schedule your vaccine, visit ny.gov/vaccine or call the State hotline at 833-697-4829.
Vaccinating millions of New Yorkers is an overwhelming logistical challenge, and many residents have experienced obstacles and delays. State authorities have committed to expanding the number of vaccination sites, and we expect that the process will become more efficient over time. But, for now, patience and persistence may be necessary.
Please remember also that this phase of vaccination will extend over several months, so while you should try to make your appointment as soon as possible, the scheduled date of your vaccination might still be a ways off.
The vaccine is safe and effective — and essential to the recovery of our community and nation. Everyone who is eligible should sign up to receive it. Please spread the word.