ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced Monday that the state is expanding eligibility for the coronavirus vaccine to everyone age 50 and older. The governor said newly eligible people can start signing up for vaccines starting 8 a.m. Tuesday. Previously, everyone age 60 and older could get vaccinated, as well as certain essential workers and people with select health conditions. Cuomo said the state can expand eligibility because of promises from the federal government that vaccine supplies will keep increasing. It’s unclear how many people are now eligible for vaccines in New York.
Photo: Pharmacist Ambar Keluskar inoculates a patient with the first dose of the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine at a pop up site at Commonpoint Queens The Hub in partnership with the UJA- Federation of New York, Thursday, March 18, 2021, in New York. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)