Cancer, chronic kidney disease, pulmonary disease, intellectual & developmental disabilities, heart conditions, immunocompromised state, severe obesity, pregnancy, sickle cell disease or Thalassemia, type 1 or 2 diabetes mellitus, cerebrovascular disease, neurologic conditions and liver disease will be eligible
Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Friday released the list of comorbidities and underlying conditions that New York state will use to determine eligibility for the COVID-19 vaccine. New Yorkers who have one of the comorbidities on the list will be eligible for the vaccine beginning Feb. 15.
"New Yorkers with comorbidities and underlying conditions exist throughout the state's population – they're our teachers, lawyers and carpenters, in addition to the doctors who keep us safe every day, and they are a highly affected population," Cuomo said. "We're committed to vaccinating vulnerable populations that have suffered the most as we distribute a strictly limited supply of vaccines, and people with comorbidities are 94% of the state's COVID deaths. That's why we'll open eligibility to people with comorbidities starting Feb. 15 and give hospitals the ability to use extra doses they have to address that population. Local governments have a week to prepare for the new change – they need to get ready now."
The full list of comorbidities and underlying conditions is available below. The list is subject to change as additional scientific evidence is published and as New York state obtains and analyzes additional state-specific data.
Adults of any age with the following conditions due to increased risk of moderate or severe illness or death from the virus that causes COVID-19: