More New Yorkers become eligible for vaccine as supply is expected to increase
More residents are eligible for the coronavirus vaccine as New York is expected to see a surge in supply.
Anyone 50 or over is now eligible for the vaccine.
Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced Monday that 7.7 million vaccines have been given out with more than 2.65 million New Yorkers fully vaccinated.
The governor is calling on more providers to become vaccine sites as he expects supply to increase, and even have the AstraZeneca vaccine possibly become available.
Cuomo says there are racial inequities with less Black and Hispanic people taking the vaccine.
He says he understands distrust of the vaccine, but is urging New Yorkers to take it.
“We will have enough vaccines to vaccinate people,” Cuomo says. “We have to make sure we have the capacity and the willingness to take the vaccine.”
Cuomo says there is still a lag in supply from the federal government, but is asking New Yorkers to be patient and not to show up at vaccination sites without an appointment.