3 new state-run mass vaccination sites open on Long Island

SUNY Old Westbury is one of three state-run vaccination sites to open Friday.

News 12 Staff

Mar 20, 2021, 7:23 PM

Updated 1,128 days ago


Three new state-run mass vaccination sites are now administering COVID-19 vaccines on Long Island.
News 12’s Jackie Lukas was at the Suffolk County Community College site in Brentwood on Friday to speak with those who were inoculated. They said they were relieved.
“Piece of cake, didn't hurt at all,” said one vaccine taker. “They must use a super-fine needle.”
The other new sites can be found at the Southampton Campus at Stony Brook University and at SUNY Old Westbury.
Appointments for those eligible to get the vaccine opened on Wednesday. Officials say they're hoping to administer 1,000 doses a day at each of the three sites.
County Executive Laura Curran told News 12 that Nassau is doing better than most counties at getting people inoculated.
“We expect to have 30% of our population here in Nassau County to have had at least one dose of the vaccine,” she says. “That's 30% compared to statewide that's 24%.”
In Suffolk, nearly 25% of residents have receive at least one dose. County Executive Steve Bellone says residents can expect the opening of another vaccination site.
“We're going to be opening a third site in the county at the H. Lee Dennison Building next week, so that's very positive news,” he says.
Also expected to open next week is the mass vaccination site at the Nassau Coliseum.

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