3 more mass vaccination sites to open this week on Long Island

Gov. Andrew Cuomo was at one of the new sites at SUNY Old Westbury Monday.

News 12 Staff

Mar 15, 2021, 10:25 PM

Updated 1,129 days ago


Three additional mass vaccination sites are coming to Long Island this week.
Gov. Andrew Cuomo was at one of the new sites at SUNY Old Westbury Monday.
He says two more sites are coming this Friday - one at SUNY Stony Brook in Southampton and the other at Suffolk County Community College in Brentwood.
You can schedule appointments starting Wednesday.
The state will be moving its own equipment in this week and will do a "soft run" of vaccinations. The county will begin slowing down its vaccination distributions at the site.
Tuesday will be the final day Suffolk will give first dose shots. April 6 is the last day it will be giving second dose shots.
The state will begin fully running the SCCC Brentwood location on April 7.
Suffolk is going to move all of its equipment to its Selden and Riverhead locations and open up more pop-up vaccination sites.
Right now, Suffolk only opens Riverhead and Selden three to four days a week. With the county moving out of Brentwood, it says it can open the other two locations six to seven days a week.
The number of vaccines Suffolk receives from the state for the county to distribute will remain the same. The state will bring its own supply of vaccines to Brentwood. This means the number of vaccines available in Suffolk is expected to increase.
Cuomo, joined by dozens of state and local leaders Monday also made a specific plea to any Black and Latinx people who may be hesitant to get the shot once they're eligible and can get an appointment.
Cuomo says he plans to get his vaccine in a Black community to prove it is safe. He says he also plans to get the Johnson & Johnson vaccine to make it a point that it is safe and effective.
More essential workers will be eligible to get the shot Wednesday, including those who work for some nonprofits and public-facing building service workers.

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