This Week: 80% Of NY Adults Eligible For COVID Vax

The Albany Times-Union reports:

When the vaccination expansion starts, all so-called “public-facing” employees will be eligible for the vaccination. In addition to nonprofit workers, government and public employees will also be eligible. So too will building workers such as custodians, security officers and porters. They join the list of people 60 and older as well as those with comorbidities.

Jeffrey Hammond, a spokesman for the state Department of Health, said that means 12 million out of the state’s 19.4 million people–about 80 percent of the adult population–will be eligible. “Our goal is to get as many shots into arms as quickly as possible,” Hammond said. “As our allocation has increased, we have been expanding the eligibility.”

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