ALBANY, N.Y. (WSYR-TV) — Tuesday is the biggest expansion in New York State’s COVID-19 vaccine eligibility. People ages 16 years and older are eligible to receive the shot.

Statewide, the ramped-up vaccination efforts have reached a large percentage of people. The governor’s office says 1 in 3 New Yorkers have at least one dose of vaccine and 1 in 5 are fully vaccinated. In the past week alone, 1.4 million New Yorkers got inoculated.


The Pfizer vaccine is currently the only shot authorized for use in those 16 and 17 years old. The state fairgrounds has opened thousands of appointments for this week administering the Pfizer vaccine. Click here to make your appointment.

If you are 18 years old or older, you are able to make an appointment at local pharmacies.

Check with your local county health department for when, where, and which brand of vaccine they are administering. Click here for a list and links to pharmacies and county health departments.