Mar 29, 2021 - Health

New York to make all adults eligible for COVID vaccine beginning April 6

Andrew Cuomo

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New York State will make adults over the age of 30 eligible for the coronavirus vaccine on March 30, and all adults 16 years and older eligible beginning April 6, Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced Monday.

Why it matters: The state was the original epicenter of the COVID-19 outbreak in the U.S., and it's reported nearly 50,000 total deaths since the pandemic began. New York will make all adults eligible for the vaccine almost one month ahead of President Biden's goal for all states to do so by May 1.

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