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New York expands vaccine eligibility despite supply issues

Cars line up to enter the New York State Nassau COVID-19 drive-through vaccination site.
Cars line up to enter the New York State Nassau COVID-19 drive-through vaccination site.(Mary Altaffer | AP)
Published: Feb. 15, 2021 at 4:26 AM EST
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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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