As of Wednesday, Gov. Andrew Cuomo says 62% of adults are vaccinated.
Among all ages groups currently eligible for the COVID-19 vaccine 51% have received at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine.
The news comes on the same day as the state dropped a major pandemic-era rule, involving masks in public spaces.
“As we hit a major milestone in reopening our state, it’s important to remember that our progress on vaccinations has been a key component in making this big comeback possible,” Governor Cuomo said. “Reopening does not in any way mean that getting vaccinated has become less urgent. As always, we are continuing to work with community leaders and organizations to make sure the vaccine is accessible to every New Yorker, and our providers are working around the clock to administer more shots. If you still need to get your shot, you just have to show up at one of our many sites across the state and roll up your sleeve.”