Gov. Andrew Cuomo unveiled on Monday a new program to help create vaccine hubs within houses of worship across the Empire State — but once again, no reporters were there to attend.
Cuomo also announced that all New Yorkers 50 and up will be eligible to receive the vaccine, and they can begin scheduling appointments as of March 23. Up till now, only New Yorkers 60 and older, or those with pre-existing conditions, were eligible for the vaccine along with essential workers.
During an appearance at one of the hubs, at Grace Baptist Church in Mount Vernon, Cuomo said the program would aim to not only provide connect more New Yorkers to the vaccine, but also instill greater trust in the doses with the endorsement and cooperation of faith communities around New York.