New Yorkers 16 and older are officially eligible to receive coronavirus vaccine
All New Yorkers over the age of 16 are now eligible for the coronavirus vaccine.
Eligibility for those under 30 went into effect today.
Gov. Andrew Cuomo says teenagers aged 16 and 17 getting the vaccine are only allowed to receive the Pfizer vaccine. That specific vaccine is available at places like Bay Eden Senior Center, Citifield, Medgar Evers College and the Javitz Center.
Appointments are needed for those locations.
The governor also announced the state's new "Roll Up Your Sleeve" campaign to motivate New York residents from hardest hit neighborhoods to get the vaccine.
New York City is allowing those 75 and older to get the vaccine without having an appointment at three 24-hour hubs at Brooklyn Army Terminal, Bathgate and Citi Field.
Anyone escorting seniors will also be able to get the vaccine without scheduling one.
The mayor also says more local vaccine sites will be opening. One will be at a YMCA in Brooklyn, and two others will be at churches in the Bronx.
The effort is being made to neighborhoods that need it the most.