WATERTOWN, N.Y. (WWNY) - Sunday Governor Cuomo announced pharmacies can vaccinate New Yorkers with comorbidities.
Cuomo announced new guidance has been rolled out allowing pharmacies to vaccinate New Yorkers with comorbidities. Pharmacies were previously able to vaccinate New Yorkers over the age of 60 and teachers.
“New Yorkers with comorbidities are among our state’s most at-risk residents, and access to the COVID-19 vaccine protects this vulnerable population as we work to defeat the virus and establish the new normal,” Governor Cuomo said.
“As New York receives more doses and more people receive the vaccine, we’re able to expand the population pharmacies can serve, and this is a commonsense step forward that will help make it easier to protect New Yorkers.”
People with comorbidities or underlying health conditions can use doctor’s letters, medical information evidencing comorbidity, or signed certification to show they are eligible.
Those age 16 and older with the following conditions are eligible for vaccines due to increased risk of moderate or severe illness or death from the virus that causes COVID-19: