Covid-19 Vaccinations to Open Feb.15 to Those With Medical Conditions


Residents with medical conditions given priority for the Covid-19 vaccination will be able to sign up Feb.14 for appointments Feb. 15, Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo said Monday.

Those claiming they are qualified will have to provide proof of their condition, he said, which could mean a doctor’s letter, other medical information about comorbidity or a signed certification. He said local governments would determine what requirements will be established, and systems would be audited by a federal government system.

Asked if people lying about conditions to obtain the vaccine would face penalties, Cuomo said, “Look, everybody wants this vaccine. It is a precious resource, so precious i believe some people will commit fraud. Yes, fraud is fraud. If a person commits fraud, that has to be enforced.”

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