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Cuomo Expands Vaccination Network, Widens Eligibility Criteria to Accelerate Rollout

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Cuomo Expands Vaccination Network, Widens Eligibility Criteria to Accelerate Rollout

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New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo has expanded the vaccine administration network and widened eligibility criteria to accelerate the statewide pace of inoculations against the CCP (Chinese Communist Party) virus following a slow rollout and reports that narrow guidelines have led to some vaccine doses being discarded. Cuomo made the announcement at a Jan. 9 press briefing, in which he said that, starting Jan. 11, the criteria would be broadened to include 3.2 million more New Yorkers, including additional categories of essential workers and people aged 75 and older. “Over the past week, we have seen hospitals increase their vaccination rates and I thank them for their efforts, but it’s still not enough, so we’re going to accelerate the distribution,” Cuomo said in a statement. Before the expanded criteria went into effect, 2.1 million New Yorkers in priority group 1A were eligible to receive the vaccine, including workers in health care …

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