Vaccine eligibility expands to people 60+

ROCHESTER, N.Y. — New York’s expanded COVID vaccine eligibility took effect Wednesday morning, opening the door for people ages 60 years old and up.
Before Wednesday, the cutoff was 65 and up, the change became effective at 8 a.m. Monroe County will have a link to make appointments on its vaccine page. You can also visit the state’s website to check eligibility and appointments.
The news was part of a series of vaccine announcements made by Governor Cuomo on Tuesday, which includes additional expansion set to take place next Wednesday. This includes opening eligibility to most public-facing employees including government employees, non-profit staff, as well as essential public workers and building workers. A more specific list can be found here.
Also beginning next Wednesday,  all vaccination sites can vaccinate anyone who is eligible, with the exception being pharmacies, which will still only vaccinate people 60 plus, and teachers.

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