Tuesday, 12 January 2021
New Yorkers within priority group 1B can now begin scheduling appointments with individual providers, including pharmacies, local health departments, and hospitals, to receive the Covid-19 vaccine, the state government announced.
Those now eligible to receive the vaccine include individuals 75 years and older, first responders, public safety officers, teachers and other school staff, in-person college instructors, childcare workers, public-facing grocery store workers, transit workers and individuals living and working in homeless shelters, according to an official statement released on Monday, news agency reported.
Eligibility determinations and a list of nearby providers where appointments can be scheduled can all be done through New York's new "Am I Eligible" mobile application. New Yorkers can begin calling the New York State Vaccination Hotline at 4 p.m. Monday.