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GOVERNOR CUOMO ANNOUNCES NEW YORKERS 30 YEARS OF AGE AND OLDER WILL BE ELIGIBLE TO RECEIVE COVID-19 VACCINE

GOVERNOR CUOMO ANNOUNCES NEW YORKERS 30 YEARS OF AGE AND OLDER WILL BE ELIGIBLE TO RECEIVE COVID-19 VACCINE 

New Yorkers 30 Years of Age and Older Can Begin to Schedule Appointments and Get Vaccinated Beginning Tuesday, March 30 

New Yorkers 16 Years of Age and Older Can Begin to Schedule Appointments and Get Vaccinated Beginning April 6

New York State Will Make Eligibility Universal Nearly a Month Earlier Than President Biden’s May 1 Deadline

More Than 2 Million Total Doses Administered at New York State-Run and FEMA Assisted Mass Vaccination Sites     

More Than 9 Million Total Doses Administered Across All Vaccination Sites Statewide

171,419 Doses Administered Across New York State in the Last 24 Hours    

More than 1.3 Million Doses Administered Over Past Seven Days 

30% of New Yorkers Have Received at Least One Dose     

Vaccine Dashboard Will Update Daily to Provide Updates on the State’s Vaccine Program; Go to ny.gov/vaccinetracker       

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced a new expansion of COVID-19 vaccine eligibility in New York. Beginning Tuesday, March 30 at 8 a.m., all New Yorkers 30 years of age and older will be eligible to receive the vaccine. Beginning April 6, universal eligibility goes into effect and all New Yorkers 16 years of age and older will be eligible to receive the vaccine.

Additionally, the Governor announced more than 2 million total COVID-19 vaccine doses have been administered at New York State-run and FEMA-assisted mass vaccination sites. Statewide, more than 9 million total doses have been administered across all vaccination sites. 171,419 doses have been administered across the state’s vast distribution network in the last 24 hours, and more than 1.3 million doses have been administered over the past seven days. Delivery of the week 16 allocation begins mid-week.

“Today we take a monumental step forward in the fight to beat COVID. Beginning March 30, all New Yorkers age 30 or older will be able to be vaccinated, and all New Yorkers age 16 or older will be eligible on April 6, well ahead of the May 1 deadline set by the White House,” Governor Cuomo said. “As we continue to expand eligibility, New York will double down on making the vaccine accessible for every community to ensure equity, particularly for 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 is more important than ever for each and every New Yorker to wear a mask, socially distance and follow all safety guidelines.”

New York’s vast distribution network and large population of eligible individuals still far exceed the supply coming from the federal government. Due to limited supply, New Yorkers are encouraged to remain patient and are advised not to show up at vaccination sites without an appointment.

The ‘Am I Eligible’ screening tool has been updated for individuals with comorbidities and underlying conditions with new appointments released on a rolling basis over the next weeks. New Yorkers can use the following to show they are eligible:

  • Doctor’s letter, or
  • Medical information evidencing comorbidity, or
  • Signed certification

Vaccination program numbers below are for doses distributed and delivered to New York for the state’s vaccination program, and do not include those reserved for the federal government’s Long Term Care Facility program. A breakdown of the data based on numbers reported to New York State as of 11 AM today is as follows.

STATEWIDE BREAKDOWN

Total doses administered – 9,056,970

Total doses administered over past 24 hours – 171,419

Total doses administered over past 7 days – 1,319,740

Percent of New Yorkers with at least one vaccine dose – 29.6%

Percent of New Yorkers with completed vaccine series – 16.8%

  People with at least one vaccine dose People with complete vaccine series
Region Cumulative

Total

Increase over past

24 hours

Cumulative

Total

Increase over past

24 hours

Capital Region 357,394 3,877 200,958 8,021
Central New York 311,758 4,284 194,857 6,867
Finger Lakes 368,859 3,160 203,175 6,570
Long Island 701,770 14,940 383,896 8,407
Mid-Hudson 591,167 8,028 297,557 6,725
Mohawk Valley 157,251 2,026 95,271 3,855
New York City 2,650,332 30,475 1,550,456 46,616
North Country 166,341 1,612 110,527 2,739
Southern Tier 200,871 2,372 109,912 2,980
Western New York 392,535 4,186 212,587 4,606
Statewide 5,898,278 74,960 3,359,196 97,386

 

 

1st doses fully delivered to New York Providers  2nd doses fully delivered to New York Providers  TOTAL CUMULATIVE
Week 1

Doses arriving 12/14 – 12/20

163,650 0 163,650 163,650
Week 2

Doses arriving 12/21 – 12/27

452,125 0 452,125 615,775
Week 3

Doses arriving 12/28 – 01/03

227,395 0 227,395 843,170
Week 4

Doses arriving 01/04 – 01/10

239,025 165,150 404,175 1,247,345
Week 5

Doses arriving 01/11 – 01/17

221,315 119,925  

341,240

 

1,588,585

Week 6

Doses arriving

01/18- 01/24

250,400 462,395  

712,795

 

2,301,380

Week 7

Doses arriving

01/25 – 01/31

260,150 239,525 499,675 2,801,055
Week 8

Doses arriving

02/01 – 02/07

321,850 220,720 542,570 3,343,625
Week 9

Doses arriving

02/8 – 02/14

320,000 244,500 564,500 3,908,125
Week 10

Doses arriving

2/15 – 2/21

356,990 265,525 622,515 4,530,640
Week 11

Doses arriving

2/22 – 2/28 

393,530 305,780 699,310 5,229,950
Week 12

Doses arriving

03/01 – 03/07 

1,020,660 290,500 1,311,160 6,541,110
Week 13 Doses arriving 03/08 – 03/14 618,880 526,415 1,145,295 7,686,405
Week 14 Doses arriving 03/15 – 3/21 699,790 584,775 1,284,565 8,970,970
Week 15 Doses arriving 03/22 – 3/28 828,000 737,080 1,565,080 10,536,050

New Yorkers seeking to determine eligibility and schedule an appointment at a state-run mass vaccination site, can visit the ‘Am I Eligible’ website. New Yorkers may also call their local health department, pharmacy, doctor, or hospital for additional information and to schedule appointments where vaccines are available.

The COVID-19 Vaccine Tracker Dashboard is available to update New Yorkers on the distribution of the COVID-19 vaccine. The New York State Department of Health requires vaccinating facilities to report all COVID-19 vaccine administration data within 24 hours; the vaccine administration data on the dashboard is updated daily to reflect the most up-to-date metrics in the state’s vaccination effort.

New Yorkers who suspect fraud in the vaccine distribution process can now call 833-VAX-SCAM (833-829-7226) toll-free or email the state Department of Health at STOPVAXFRAUD@health.ny.gov. Hotline staff will route complaints to the appropriate investigative agencies to ensure New Yorkers are not being taken advantage of as the State works to vaccinate the entire eligible population.

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Sam Parker

Capital Region Representative

 

 

Office of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo

State Capitol, Albany, New York 12224

W: 518-918-9388

Samuel.Parker@exec.ny.gov

www.governor.ny.gov