Curran announces new COVID-19 vaccine distribution center at LIU

The center is operated in partnership with Long Island University School of Health Professions and Nursing.

News 12 Staff

Feb 10, 2021, 6:37 PM

Updated 1,162 days ago

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In Nassau County, Executive Laura Curran has announced the newest COVID-19 vaccination distribution center.
The center is operated in partnership with Long Island University School of Health Professions and Nursing.   
While the center itself will be managed by Nassau County Department of Health, operations inside will be run by faculty and students of LIU.
The county says the site will do a soft launch this Friday, and they will focus on group 1B, which includes law enforcement, fire services, teachers, school staff, grocery workers, taxi drivers and restaurant workers.
As of Monday, Long Island residents with comorbidities will be eligible for the COVID-19 vaccine, which includes people with underlying health conditions.
Curran announced in order to accommodate that population, the county is also teaming up with FQHC to get vaccine distribution at those sites.
Lastly, Curran noted that the county will not be requiring a doctor’s note to prove eligibility for comorbidities, but do ask for personal attestation.
Officials say so far, over 150,000 vaccines have been administered in the county.
People can go to NassaucountyNY.gov/vaccine or call the coronavirus hotline at 516-227-9570 to schedule appointments.


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