Governor Cuomo Announces New Yorkers 30 Years of Age and Older will be Eligible to Receive COVID-19 Vaccine


New Yorkers 30 Years of Age and Older Can Begin to Schedule Appointments and Get Vaccinated Beginning Tuesday, March 30 

New Yorkers 16 Years of Age and Older Can Begin to Schedule Appointments and Get Vaccinated Beginning April 6

New York State Will Make Eligibility Universal Nearly a Month Earlier Than President Biden’s May 1 Deadline

More Than 2 Million Total Doses Administered at New York State-Run and FEMA Assisted Mass Vaccination Sites     

More Than 9 Million Total Doses Administered Across All Vaccination Sites Statewide

171,419 Doses Administered Across New York State in the Last 24 Hours     

More than 1.3 Million Doses Administered Over Past Seven Days 

30% of New Yorkers Have Received at Least One Dose     

Vaccine Dashboard Will Update Daily to Provide Updates on the State’s Vaccine Program; Go to COVID-19 Vaccine Tracker Dashboard

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced a new expansion of COVID-19 vaccine eligibility in New York. Beginning Tuesday, March 30 at 8 a.m., all New Yorkers 30 years of age and older will be eligible to receive the vaccine. Beginning April 6, universal eligibility goes into effect and all New Yorkers 16 years of age and older will be eligible to receive the vaccine.

Additionally, the Governor announced more than 2 million total COVID-19 vaccine doses have been administered at New York State-run and FEMA-assisted mass vaccination sites. Statewide, more than 9 million total doses have been administered across all vaccination sites. 171,419 doses have been administered across the state’s vast distribution network in the last 24 hours, and more than 1.3 million doses have been administered over the past seven days. Delivery of the week 16 allocation begins mid-week.

Gov. Cuomo

“Today we take a monumental step forward in the fight to beat COVID. Beginning March 30, all New Yorkers age 30 or older will be able to be vaccinated, and all New Yorkers age 16 or older will be eligible on April 6, well ahead of the May 1 deadline set by the White House,” Governor Cuomo said. “As we continue to expand eligibility, New York will double down on making the vaccine accessible for every community to ensure equity, particularly for communities of color who are too often left behind. We can see the light at the end of the tunnel, but until we get there it is more important than ever for each and every New Yorker to wear a mask, socially distance and follow all safety guidelines.”

New York’s vast distribution network and large population of eligible individuals still far exceed the supply coming from the federal government. Due to limited supply, New Yorkers are encouraged to remain patient and are advised not to show up at vaccination sites without an appointment.

The ‘Am I Eligible’ screening tool has been updated for individuals with comorbidities and underlying conditions with new appointments released on a rolling basis over the next weeks. New Yorkers can use the following to show they are eligible:

  • Doctor’s letter, or
  • Medical information evidencing comorbidity, or
  • Signed certification

Vaccination program numbers below are for doses distributed and delivered to New York for the state’s vaccination program, and do not include those reserved for the federal government’s Long Term Care Facility program. A breakdown of the data based on numbers reported to New York State as of 11 AM today is as follows.

Statewide Breakdown

  • Total doses administered – 9,056,970
  • Total doses administered over past 24 hours – 171,419
  • Total doses administered over past 7 days – 1,319,740
  • Percent of New Yorkers with at least one vaccine dose – 29.6%
  • Percent of New Yorkers with completed vaccine series – 16.8%
People with at least one vaccine dose
People with complete vaccine series
Region
Cumulative
Total
Increase over past
24 hours
Cumulative
Total
Increase over past
24 hours
Capital Region
357,394
3,877
200,958
8,021
Central New York
311,758
4,284
194,857
6,867
Finger Lakes
368,859
3,160
203,175
6,570
Long Island
701,770
14,940
383,896
8,407
Mid-Hudson
591,167
8,028
297,557
6,725
Mohawk Valley
157,251
2,026
95,271
3,855
New York City
2,650,332
30,475
1,550,456
46,616
North Country
166,341
1,612
110,527
2,739
Southern Tier
200,871
2,372
109,912
2,980
Western New York
392,535
4,186
212,587
4,606
Statewide
5,898,278
74,960
3,359,196
97,386
 
                          
  
1st doses fully delivered to New York Providers 
2nd doses fully delivered to New York Providers 
TOTAL
CUMULATIVE
Week 1
Doses arriving 12/14 – 12/20
163,650
0
163,650
163,650
Week 2
Doses arriving 12/21 – 12/27
452,125
0
452,125 
615,775
Week 3
Doses arriving 12/28 – 01/03
227,395
0
227,395
843,170
Week 4
Doses arriving 01/04 – 01/10
239,025
165,150
404,175
1,247,345
Week 5
Doses arriving 01/11 – 01/17
221,315
119,925
341,240
1,588,585
Week 6
Doses arriving
01/18- 01/24
250,400
462,395
712,795
2,301,380
Week 7
Doses arriving
01/25 – 01/31
260,150
239,525
499,675
2,801,055
Week 8
Doses arriving
02/01 – 02/07
321,850
220,720
542,570
3,343,625
Week 9
Doses arriving
02/8 – 02/14
320,000
244,500
564,500
3,908,125
Week 10
Doses arriving
2/15 – 2/21
356,990
265,525
622,515
4,530,640
Week 11
Doses arriving
2/22 – 2/28 
393,530
305,780
699,310
5,229,950
Week 12
Doses arriving
03/01 – 03/07 
1,020,660
290,500
1,311,160
6,541,110
Week 13 Doses arriving 03/08 – 03/14
618,880
526,415
1,145,295
7,686,405
Week 14 Doses arriving 03/15 – 3/21
699,790
584,775
1,284,565
8,970,970
Week 15 Doses arriving 03/22 – 3/28
828,000
737,080
1,565,080
10,536,050

New Yorkers seeking to determine eligibility and schedule an appointment at a state-run mass vaccination site, can visit the ‘Am I Eligible’ website. New Yorkers may also call their local health department, pharmacy, doctor, or hospital for additional information and to schedule appointments where vaccines are available.

The COVID-19 Vaccine Tracker Dashboard is available to update New Yorkers on the distribution of the COVID-19 vaccine. The New York State Department of Health requires vaccinating facilities to report all COVID-19 vaccine administration data within 24 hours; the vaccine administration data on the dashboard is updated daily to reflect the most up-to-date metrics in the state’s vaccination effort.

New Yorkers who suspect fraud in the vaccine distribution process can now call 833-VAX-SCAM (833-829-7226) toll-free or email the state Department of Health at STOPVAXFRAUD@health.ny.gov. Hotline staff will route complaints to the appropriate investigative agencies to ensure New Yorkers are not being taken advantage of as the State works to vaccinate the entire eligible population.