New York expands vaccines to those 65 and over amid glitches
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York state expanded COVID-19 vaccine distribution Tuesday to people 65
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York state expanded COVID-19 vaccine distribution Tuesday to people 65 and over, increasing access to an already short supply of doses being distributed through an overtaxed system some users have found time consuming.
The state had already dramatically expanded vaccine eligibility beyond health care workers on Monday to include people 75 and older and to police officers, teachers and other key professions. Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced the lower age eligibility Tuesday, even as a state vaccine hotline was temporarily not accepting calls due to high call volumes.