ALBANY — New Yorkers should anticipate state websites to become overwhelmed this weekend when up to 3 million additional people with underlying conditions become eligible to schedule an appointment to receive a coronavirus vaccine, officials said.
State residents over the age of 16 with specific comorbidities and approved underlying conditions that make them high risk for becoming infected with COVID-19 can start to book an appointment online at midnight Feb. 14, for vaccinations to begin Feb. 15.
“The [sites] will be crushed, this will not be perfect,” Secretary to the Governor Melissa DeRosa said Monday during a COVID-19 briefing in the state Capitol in Albany. “Everybody should go into this with their eyes wide open. There are going to be problems. It is not going to be perfect. Everyone’s going to do their best to avoid glitches as the [portals] get up and running. It’s going to be a tough period here.”
About 94% of COVID-19-related…