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New York to expand COVID-19 vaccine eligibility to those over 30

New York state residents over 30 will be eligible for COVID-19 vaccinations starting tomorrow, and everyone over 16 will be eligible starting April 6, Gov. Andrew Cuomo announces.

Vaccine eligibility has thus far been restricted to people over 50, people in certain job categories and those with health conditions that put them at risk for serious illness if they were to become infected with the coronavirus.

“Today we take a monumental step forward in the fight to beat COVID,” the Democratic governor says in a news release, adding that the new timetable is “well ahead of the May 1 deadline set by the White House.”

Cuomo says more than 9 million vaccine doses have been administered statewide since the vaccination effort began in December.

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