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New Yorkers 60+ to get walk-in vaccinations at state-run sites

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Published: Apr. 21, 2021 at 5:53 PM EDT
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YONKERS, N.Y. (AP) - New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo says walk-in COVID-19 shots will be available to anyone over 60 at mass vaccination sites run by New York state starting Friday.

Cuomo announced the new policy at a virtual briefing from Yonkers on Wednesday.

It’s a change from previous appointment-only rules that often forced people to spend hours scouring different websites for available slots.

People over 50 have been eligible for walk-in vaccinations at dozens of New York City-run sites since last Friday.

About 44% of New York state residents have received as least one vaccine dose since the immunization effort began.

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