Updated COVID booster vaccine arriving in NY Soon
The recently approved coronavirus booster shot is arriving in New York State on Friday.
Governor Kathy Hochul wants all New Yorkers to get it. It's for ages six months and up is designed to combat new circulating strains of coronavirus. While the numbers are far better than earlier in the pandemic, Hochul says cases and hospitalizations have been on the rise in New York State.
"This is not the bad ol days at all. We don't anticipate getting there but shame on us if we don't see the warnings, take precautions, be ready and know this could spread very quickly."
Hochul sent a letter to nursing homes reminding staff to get its residents vaccinated.