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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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