Vaccine eligibility and access are expanding in New York. All those 60 and older are eligible. Putnam County Executive MaryEllen Odell says public-facing government and nonprofit employees and building workers will be added March 17th to the growing list of essential workers who are eligible for the vaccines. The state’s rule changes also now allow local health departments to vaccinate any New Yorker who is eligible. Odell says commonsense has finally prevailed and the complicated restrictions that limited which providers could vaccinate which groups of residents were lifted. She says this will make it so much easier for the public to understand where they can go to get a shot. Supply is still short, and Odell continues to call for more vaccine to be allocated to Putnam and the region.