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New Yorkers With Pre-Existing Conditions Will Be Eligible for the COVID-19 Vaccine Starting Feb. 15

A Bronx resident receives the COVID-19 vaccine at Yankee Stadium (Don Pollard / Office of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo)

Feb. 8, 2021 By Allie Griffin

New Yorkers who have pre-existing conditions will be eligible for the COVID-19 vaccine later this month.

Residents who have one or more underlying conditions — which put them at greater risk of complications should they contract the coronavirus — have been added to the list of those eligible for the vaccine in the state.

New Yorkers with such health issues can begin getting the life-saving shots on Monday, Feb. 15, Governor Andrew Cuomo said.

State health officials — with guidance from the CDC — have compiled a list of conditions that qualify a person for the vaccine. The list applies to people age 16 and older.

People with comorbidities must provide evidence of their condition through a doctor’s letter or other verifiable medical records.

(NY State)

 

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Marian

When New Yorkers can’t get an appointment who are in the la and 1b categories, it is totally ridiculous to keep adding additional categories, when there is no vaccine available. It is completely frustrating to try to get an appointment, answering questions, and then told, “there are no appointments available.”

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