ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo says he is giving county officials the authority to add for-hire drivers and restaurant workers to the list of people eligible for a coronavirus vaccine. The governor’s announcement Tuesday came days after the governor slammed elected officials for pushing to vaccinate restaurant workers when supply is limited. But Cuomo now says the federal government is signaling that it will send New York more doses in coming weeks. The move could affect New York City’s 200,000 drivers licensed by its taxi commission and over 800,000 restaurant and food service workers.
Photo: New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo speaks to reporters during a news conference at a COVID-19 pop-up vaccination site in the William Reid Apartments Saturday, Jan. 23, 2021 in Brooklyn (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer, Pool)