New York State is expanding the pool of people who will be eligible to receive the COVID-19 vaccine in the coming weeks.
Outpatient and ambulatory frontline workers who provide in-person patient care or have direct contact with patients will be eligible beginning Monday.
Staff and nursing home residents who were not part of the federal program will also be eligible.
“Under phase 1A, New York is vaccinating front line hospital and other health care workers such as EMTs, along with nursing home and assisted living residents and staff, disabled residents living in congregate care facilities, hospice workers and home care workers who care for the elderly,” Jack Sterne, a spokesman for Gov. Andrew Cuomo told Spectrum News.
FingerLakes1.com is the region’s leading all-digital news publication. The company was founded in 1998 and has been keeping residents informed for more than two decades. Have a lead? Send it to [email protected].