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.
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|
|Increase over past
|Increase over past
|Central New York||311,758||4,284||194,857||6,867|
|New York City||2,650,332||30,475||1,550,456||46,616|
|Western New York||392,535||4,186||212,587||4,606|
|1st doses fully delivered to New York Providers||2nd doses fully delivered to New York Providers||TOTAL||CUMULATIVE|
Doses arriving 12/14 – 12/20
Doses arriving 12/21 – 12/27
Doses arriving 12/28 – 01/03
Doses arriving 01/04 – 01/10
Doses arriving 01/11 – 01/17
01/25 – 01/31
02/01 – 02/07
02/8 – 02/14
2/15 – 2/21
2/22 – 2/28
03/01 – 03/07
|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 [email protected]. 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.