Published On: May 28, 20217.4 min read163 words

Latest Updates on Vaccine Eligibility


All individuals aged 12 and older residing in the United States are eligible to receive the COVID-19 vaccine for free, according to the New York State Department of Health. Pfizer-BioNTech, Moderna, and Johnson & Johnson/Janssen vaccines are available, and fact sheets for recipients and caregivers can be found on the FDA website. Vaccines can be obtained at various locations across the state, including pharmacies, health departments, clinics, and federally qualified health centers. Walk-in appointments are encouraged, and the Bronx Rising Initiative has launched a homebound vaccine initiative to assist seniors in getting vaccinated at their residences.

To incentivize vaccination, Governor Andrew Cuomo announced that those who receive the Johnson & Johnson vaccine at Yankee Stadium or Citi Field will receive a free game ticket. This initiative aims to encourage more New Yorkers to get vaccinated and achieve herd immunity. Additionally, both sporting venues have reopened to all vaccinated guests with a maximum capacity of 42,000 to 50,000 people.


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