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Tom Ninos was turned away for a Covid-19 vaccine at a CVS on Memorial Day and was on the way to get coffee when he noticed two huge mobile vaccine buses covered with bright graphics on the corner of Broadway and 31st Street in Astoria.

“I just came to get some Starbucks and saw the bus, so I figured it was a good opportunity,” said Ninos, 31, who is originally from Astoria and is moving back after three years in Canada. “The vaccine rollout there has not been great,” said Ninos, who got his first shot in April in Canada. “The second appointment they put me in for wasn’t until September which would render the first one useless.”

All New York State residents 50 and above are eligible for the Covid-19 vaccine starting Tuesday, Gov. Cuomo announced today.

Cuomo sent out a tweet making the announcement with the hashtags #Breaking and #VaccinateNY at 11:51 a.m. He also spoke about it an event promoting vaccination held at a church in Westchester County.

After Mayor De Blasio announced that the city would be taking measures to make the vaccine rollout more accessible to demographic groups and corners of the city that have already shown signs of falling behind, residents and advocates in several vulnerable parts of Queens said that the effort starts by reaching seniors.

De Blasio said that the city will translate its vaccine application form into a greater number of languages, which until recently was limited to English and Spanish. But advocates are saying that the mayor’s recent move doesn’t go far enough to amending the tech and language barriers that are holding back many seniors from being able to land a vaccine appointment.