Governor Andrew M. Cuomo announced that New Yorkers 30 years of age and older are eligible to receive COVID-19 vaccine beginning today, Tuesday, March 30. Universal eligibility will go into effect on April 6, when all New Yorkers 16 years of age and older will become eligible.
The New York State Department of Health (DOH) has issued updated guidance (attached). Vaccine providers other than pharmacies are permitted to vaccinate any eligible individual (full list here). Pharmacies are permitted to administer COVID-19 vaccine to anyone over the age of 30 and can continue to vaccinate teachers, school staff, childcare workers, and individuals with eligible comorbidities or underlying conditions. DOH informed GNYHA that additional pharmacy guidance is forthcoming.
For a compilation of recent guidance, please visit GNYHA’s COVID-19 Vaccination Guidance webpage.