New York to Commence COVID-19 Vaccinations for People with Health Conditions
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- New York plans to take unused COVID-19 shots from hospitals to distribute to people with underlying health conditions
- Governor Andrew Cuomo made the announcement Friday on twitter, adding a list of underlying health conditions that would authorize a resident for a jab
- Cuomo said the unused vaccine doses will be transfered to local health departments to vaccinate those at higher risk of severe COVID-19 disease
- Some of the health conditions that make a resident eligible for the jab include cancer, heart failure, severe obesity, pregnancy, immunocompromised states, and diabetes
- So far, New York has administered more than 1.7 million first doses of the coronavirus vaccine from Moderna and Pfizer-BioNTech and nearly 500,000 second doses