New York is taking another step toward getting the COVID-19 vaccine to people.

Beginning Friday, state-run mass vaccine sites will accept walk-ins for those 60 years old and older.

That means no appointment will be necessary. 

Governor Andrew Cuomo said Wednesday that they want people who are more susceptible to the virus to get the shot and this should help ease any technology issues for those struggling to sign up online. 

"Every day, our state moves closer to a post-pandemic 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," Governor 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."

According to the state Department of Health, 43 percent of state residents have received at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine and 29 percent of the population has been fully vaccinated.


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