New York expands vaccine eligibility despite supply issues
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - Millions of New Yorkers with health conditions that leave them at high risk of illness from COVID-19 can sign up for appointments at state-run vaccination sites starting Sunday, but a lack of vaccine supply means many will be frustrated in their search for a shot.
Seven million New Yorkers, including health care workers and people over 65, were already eligible for vaccinations under previous state rules.
About 3 million people over 16 with so-called comorbidities will become eligible starting Monday.
In order to be vaccinated, people will have to provide a doctor’s letter, a signed certification or other medical information showing they have an eligible health condition.
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