All of New York State’s vaccine sites will allow anyone 16 years of age or older to get in without a prescription և get their first dose starting Thursday, Governor Andrew M. said on Tuesday. Kuomon.
“Vaccines will be available in New York government, such as its aviation center in Manhattan, the Bronx Yankee Stadium, and cities like Long Island, Albany, and Syracuse,” the governor said.
Second doses will still be given by appointment after the first dose.
“Just come in, raise your voice, mass vaccination sites can handle it,” Mr Cuomo told a news conference on Tuesday.
Other types of vaccine providers in the United States, such as pharmacies, cities, and district-run sites, will have the opportunity to start walks, which the governor encouraged.
New York has already begun allowing some immunizations without prior appointment. Mr Cuomo announced last week that people over the age of 60 could get vaccinated at 16 government sites. And New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio announced last week that vaccine sites run in the city would allow anyone eligible for a shot.
The Walk Tourism Authorization simplifies a process that troubled many New Yorkers at the outbreak of the epidemic, when getting a vaccine appointment often led to hours of online search and some success. The new policy could also involve people who are still hesitant to get vaccinated, Mr Cuomo said.
“This is what we have to say, if you have been intimidated by the appointment process, it no longer exists,” said the governor.
He said more walks could be allowed as the state now has fewer vaccinations, about 115,000 doses a day, than a few weeks ago when the state reached about 175,000 doses a day.