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Cuomo: State to allow 30+ and 16+ year olds to get vaccine

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Race to the Vaccine

(WBNG/AP) -- Governor Andrew Cuomo says New Yorkers ages 30 and older can get the COVID-19 vaccine starting Tuesday at 8 a.m.

In addition to this, people ages 16 and older will be able to get a vaccination on April 6 starting at 8 a.m.

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.

The Broome County Health Department said, as of Monday afternoon, there are appointments available for April 2, 5 and 6. To sign up click here.

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