New York state has announced that starting tomorrow, April 6, all New Yorkers age 16 and older will be able to get vaccinated.
As universal eligibility goes into effect, NY will continue to work with local leaders to make sure all New Yorkers have access to the vaccine. But Governor Cuomo also wants to remind everyone that universal eligibility does not mean we can let our guard down. The truth is millions of our neighbors still need to get their shots and we are still in a footrace against the infection rate.
It is imperative that we do not let down our guard and that we continue exercising safety protocols. Wear a mask, social distance, remain vigilant—but most importantly, get vaccinated. It's how we'll get back to the things we love and how we protect the ones we love.