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.