OCMS is happy to share the news that Governor Cuomo announced today New York has opened COVID-19 vaccinations to people 30 and up on Tuesday, 3/30, and will make all residents 16 and over eligible to receive a coronavirus vaccine on April 6.
The Onondaga County Medical Society strongly supports this decision—it is time to expand vaccine eligibility to all adults willing to be immunized.
Enabling physicians to vaccinate any adult will increase vaccination rates and help overcome much of the vaccine hesitancy in patients who would first like to get more information about their particular situation and have the opportunity to discuss their concerns with their primary care physician.
Allowing all people over the age of 16 to be vaccinated will have an enormous positive impact on efforts to stop the transmission of COVID-19 in New York, and provide us with the best chance of returning to some semblance of normalcy by July 4th.
Trust physicians to help all their patients get the COVID-19 vaccination—and help increase access for everyone.