ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Gov. Andrew Cuomo says New York state residents over 30 will be eligible for COVID-19 vaccinations starting Tuesday, and everyone over 16 will be eligible starting April 6. Vaccine eligibility in the state had previously been restricted to people over 50, people in certain job categories and those with certain health conditions. The Democratic governor called the expanded eligibility “a monumental step forward in the fight to beat COVID” and well ahead of the timetable set by the White House. Cuomo says that more than 9 million vaccine doses have been administered statewide since the vaccination effort began in December.
Photo: Carmela Avena Woods, right, receives a dose of the COVID-19 vaccine from a pharmacist at Nassau County’s first vaccination distribution site, set up by Northwell Health and Nassau County, at Nassau County Community College, Tuesday, Jan. 5, 2021, in Garden City, N.Y. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)