Beginning Friday New Yorkers who are 60-and-older will not need to make an appointment to get the COVID-19 vaccine.
While the single-dose Johnson & Johnson vaccine remains shelved- people like Gov. Andrew Cuomo and other state health officials are working to make it easier to get vaccinated.
“The older you are, the more susceptible you are to harm from the virus,” Cuomo said. “So, for people over 60 years old – I’m one of them – really, no excuses.”
The walk-in clinics will only be operating at state-run facilities. That means the vast majority of clinic sites being run by county health departments will not be taking walk-ins.
The state hopes that this will correct for issues associated with booking an appointment using an online tool, which has been how people have been expected to sign-up to date.