Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Wednesday announced that, beginning Friday, April 23, 16 mass vaccination sites will accept walk-in appointments for individuals age 60 and older. New York state will set aside a vaccine allocation to facilitate this expanded vaccination access. There may be a wait for those opting to walk-in at some sites depending on demand. Additionally, all proof of identity and insurance information, if applicable, will be needed.
"Every day our state moves closer to a postpandemic future by vaccinating more New Yorkers, and we're building on that momentum by making it easier for our residents to get vaccinated, expanding eligibility and opening new vaccination sites across the state," Cuomo said. "We're taking that effort a step further and making the vaccine more accessible to older New Yorkers by allowing walk-ins to get vaccinated at 16 mass vaccination sites. A robust vaccination program is vitally important to the public health, and we're working 24/7 to get shots in arms, protect New Yorkers and move the state forward."
In Western New York, the mass-vaccination site is:
Delavan Grider Community Center
877 East Delavan Ave., Buffalo
New York continues to expand eligibility for the vaccine and make it easier for residents to get vaccinated. On April 12, Cuomo announced the state will provide a new, separate allocation of 35,000 vaccines to address the college student population at SUNY schools and private colleges. This initial allocation will include 21,000 vaccines to be administered to SUNY students and 14,000 vaccines to be administered at private colleges. The vaccines will be administered to residential and noncommuter students who are leaving for the summer. On March 29, Cuomo announced a new expansion of COVID-19 vaccine eligibility in New York. On April 6, universal eligibility went into effect and all New Yorkers 16 years of age and older became eligible to receive the vaccine.