Long Island residents face challenge getting booster shots in time for Thanksgiving

The problem they are facing is getting an appointment or locating walk-in locations.

News 12 Staff

Nov 23, 2021, 10:02 PM

Updated 970 days ago

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Long Island residents are racing to get their COVID-19 booster shots with Thanksgiving days away so they can spend time with their families. 
The problem they are facing is getting an appointment or locating walk-in locations.  
Some say trying to schedule them online has not been easy, and others say they are not sure where they should go. 
The Oceanside Library helped to make it easier by offering the Pfizer and Johnson & Johnson shots today to those who are eligible 18 and older.
The Mount Sinai South Nassau Hospital and the Town of Hempstead vaxmobile arrived at 10 a.m. at the library. At least 35 people already signed up for the shot with most of them wanting the booster. Walk-ins arrived throughout the day. 
Westbury resident John Patterson says getting the Moderna booster in Nassau County has been challenging because it depends on how far he wants to travel. 
“If I wanted to go out east, I could have gotten the Moderna a couple of weeks ago,” says Patterson. 
The vaxmobile will return to the Oceanside Library Dec. 16 between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. They will offer the first and second dose, as well as booster and pediatric shots.  


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