BREAKING NEWS: New York says everyone over 30 can get the Covid vaccine TOMORROW and people over 16 will be eligible on April 6 – a month before Biden’s deadline
- New York is lowering its coronavirus vaccine eligibility from all adults aged 50 and older to those aged 30 and older
- Starting April 6, all residents above the age of 16 will be able to schedule appointments to be vaccinated
- It comes as 10 states will make vaccines eligible to all adults this week
New York is joining dozens of other states in expanding its coronavirus vaccine eligibility.
Starting on Tuesday, March 30, all New Yorkers aged 30 and older will be able to schedule appointments and get vaccinated, lowering the age threshold from age 50 and older.
And, next week – Tuesday, April 6 – all residents above the age of 16 will able to receive vaccines, in line with President Joe Biden‘s goal of making every adult eligible for a shot by May 1.
Previously only young adults with pre-existing conditions were able to be vaccinated.
It comes as 10 states will make vaccines eligible to all adults this week.
Six of those states – Kansas, Louisiana, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma and Texas – are lifting restrictions for residents aged 16 and older by Monday.
Minnesota will remove restrictions on Tuesday, Indiana and South Carolina will follow on Wednesday and Connecticut will on Thursday.
New York is lowering its coronavirus vaccine eligibility from all adults aged 50 and older to those aged 30 and older
This is a breaking news story and will be updated.