Governor Andrew Cuomo has announced that starting Tuesday, all New York residents ages 30 and older will be eligible to receive the COVID-19 vaccine.

Cuomo says beginning April 6, universal eligibility will go into effect and all New Yorkers ages 16 and older will be eligible to get the vaccine.

The governor says more than nine-million total doses of the vaccine have been administered across the state.

"Today we take a monumental step forward in the fight to beat COVID. Beginning March 30, all New Yorkers age 30 or older will be able to be vaccinated, and all New Yorkers age 16 or older will be eligible on April 6, well ahead of the May 1 deadline set by the White House,"  Cuomo said. "As we continue to expand eligibility, New York will double down on making the vaccine accessible for every community to ensure equity, particularly for communities of color who are too often left behind. We can see the light at the end of the tunnel, but until we get there it is more important than ever for each and every New Yorker to wear a mask, socially distance and follow all safety guidelines."

You can schedule an appointment at "Am I Eligible."

Governor Cuomo has also released New York’s latest COVID-19 numbers

The statewide positivity rate in 4.1 percent.

4,575 residents are hospitalized statewide and there were 57 COVID deaths in New York on Sunday.

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