Beginning on Monday, a new group of New Yorkers is eligible to receive the vaccine.
New Yorkers in the 1B group, such as police officers, firefighters, teachers, transit workers and those 75 and older can begin the vaccination process.
"We are establishing a network of thousands of providers statewide to both supplement the work of hospitals to vaccinate health care workers, as well as begin the vaccination of other essential workers and individuals 75 and older,” Governor Andrew Cuomo said.
His decision comes after a public battle with Mayor Bill de Blasio over the issue earlier last week. The mayor pushed for access to the vaccination to be expanded, but the governor claimed the state didn’t have enough doses.
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