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16-year-olds to be eligible for COVID-19 vaccine

Race to the Vaccine

(WBNG) -- Beginning April 6, all New Yorkers ages 16 and older will be eligible for the COVID-19 vaccine.

Adults 16-years-old and older will be eligible to make an appointment at 8 a.m. Tuesday.

Broome County Executive Jason Garnar told 12 News Monday that 18,000 doses of the vaccine have been administered at the county-run site and another 4,600 are set to be administered this week.

Garnar said it's important that people get their vaccine as soon as possible and he thinks that supply will pass demand soon; making it easier for people to schedule an appointment.

"The state is getting so many doses that they're giving it to the county," Garnar said. "That I think that anyone who wants a dose will be able to get one... Within a month, there should be no problem with demand, you should be able to sign up and get your appointment very quickly and get in and get vaccinated."

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